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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.



Address:302 Evora Road, Blackall Woolscour, Blackall, 4472
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.394706
Long: 145.487416
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th April, 2002
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Queensland                 Blackall 
Heritage Trails             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 
     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                                  Queensland Government   

A Federation Fund Project           Arts Queensland                   
A Commonwealth Government Initiative


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