A building that is, of itself, a museum object, that tells the story of a small landowner in this region.
Underground water is the region’s lifeblood. The sight, and sound, of windmills was once a background to farming here.
Another building which is itself a museum object. This tiny post office and house, served by the McLean family, was the nerve centre of the Hynam community for more than 100 years.
The mighty redgums of this region were a pointer to the most productive land, and provided shelter to the Aboriginal owners, and buildings, fences, transport, firewood, to the European settlers.
The economics of horses, and bullocks, in powering the farm operations and transporting people and produce. This continues in the ‘Open Shed’.
This district was the forefront of pasture research for many years, largely through the nearby Kybybolite Research Centre, and an enterprising farming community. This story is told through the equipment they used.