Maraekakaho Station Woolshed

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Maraekakaho Station woolshed

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“Woolshed with extra nightshed building on L [left]”

‘The woolshed was built in 1884. The night shed was built, with a grated floor, to keep the sheep (approx. 5000) dry for shearing the following day. An enormous flywheel drove a band for the woolpress, and worked by four to five stalwart fellows, who though taking it by spell and spell about, pour with perspiration, their muscles standing out like cords.’
From – ‘Too Much Land? Maraekakaho Station, 1877-1929’ by Alan L. Scarfe, 2005, page 35



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