The Hynam Woolshed was built in the early 1850s, and was one of the first big stone sheds in the Limestone Coast region.
The shed is T-shaped, with the shearing board and the pens forming the cross of the T, and the wool room, where the baled wool was stored awaiting transport, forming its stem. Large doors on the left hand end of the building opened at wagon height for the wool to be rolled out.
At the junction of the wool room and the shearing board were the tables for classing and picking the wool, and bins in which classed fleeces were thrown prior to pressing.
While this shed was designed for teams of up to 24 blade shearers, and modern sheds cater for 3 or 4 machine shearers, the general layout is typical of, though larger than, most Limestone Coast regional sheds.
The empty shed is quiet now. No sheep skittering on the wooden floors. The engine is still. Only scattered wool and the warm, strong smell of sheep recall the activity of a few hours ago.