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14-May-2019
14-May-2019
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The plaque commemorates the completion of the conservation works to the Blackall Woolscour as part of the Queensland Heritage Trails Network. 

Blackall Woolscour is the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. A living museum with a direct link to Australia's pioneering era. Operating from 1908 until it closed in 1978, the scour played a large part in the lives of many Blackall families.

In 2002 the community restored the complex as a cultural tourism facility; the complex consists of the wool washing and drying tanks, a 20 stand shearing shed, large sheep yards, shearer's quarters, cook house, toilet and shower blocks. The community has created a unique heritage experience for visitors to the Woolscour that is informative and educational.

 

Location

Address:302 Evora Road, Blackall Woolscour, Blackall, 4472
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.394706
Long: 145.487416
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th April, 2002
Front Inscription

Queensland Heritage Trails Network

Blackall Woolscour

This plaque commemorates the completion of  conservation works to the Blackall Woolscour as part of the Queensland Heritage Trails Network 

Unveiled by the Hon. Matt Foley MP, Minister for Employment, Training and Youth And Minister for the Arts and the Hon.  Ronald Boswell, Senator for Queensland on 7 April  2002

In the presence of HE The Rt Rev Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE 
Governor - General of the Commonwealth of Australia

The Queensland Heritage Trails Network is a joint initiiative of the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments

1901 -2001
A Federation Fund Project
A Commonwealth Government Initiative

Queensland Government
Arts Queensland







 

Source: MA
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