Project Description

‘THE WOOLSHED: A RIVERINA ANTHOLOGY’, 1980, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS MELBOURNE

‘… In compiling this study of the woolsheds of the Riverina, architect Peter Freeman visited numerous woolsheds, talking to their owners, photographing and sketching the now-deserted structures and immersing himself in the history of the period. He considers the woolshed as an Australian vernacular form, its development, materials and construction, and explains the work involved in processing the wool. He describes twenty six woolsheds in detail, documenting the fortunes of their builders, the pioneering squatters, and those of their employees, the outback sheep-shearers who wandered from property to property.’