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History of Wool on the Limestone Coast

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The Woolwash

section The Woolwash

Pioneering days in western Victoria

In general in this district, the choice was to wash the sheep, and a number of sheep washes were constucted. James Hamilton of Bringalbert, in this border country, wrote of the process. He was about 16 at the time, and… Continue Reading →

Why the woolwash was needed

Wool grown in this region in pastoral times was shorn in Spring, and carried the Summer’s dust and the Winter’s mud in the fleece. Once shorn. it was transported to a port, then shipped by weight to the woollen mills… Continue Reading →

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