Sheep's Back Museum complex is housed in an 1870 flour mill, located in
the heart of the township of Naracoorte.
It tells the story of the people and wool production of Australia.
The building houses, as well as the Museum, the Tourist Information Centre and the Sheep's Back Craft Shop.
The atmosphere of the woolshed, its sights, sounds, smells....and find out about the people who worked there. The owners, the shearers, the rouseabouts, the pressers. Experience life as it was in the Australian wool industry for more than 150 years.
As you climb through successive stages of the four storey museum, see how growing knowledge and hard work have won a great industry from a difficult land.
How lifestyles changed with the years, and find out how new tools and techniques have changed the face of the wool industry and its people.
The things you never knew about country life, country townships, the machinery and tools, wool classing, sheep dogs and other animals.
That you are a part of Jim Kelly's historic journeys with his Bullock team in The Bullocky's Shed.
How the women and children toiled beside their husbands and fathers to shape this great Australian industry.
The challenge of working out what is this intriguing community's art work saying about the region at The History Fence.
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