Yanga Woolshed - NSW

  Historic Site


DEG: -34.661201 143.524704
DMS: 34º 39' 40.33" S 143º 31' 28.93" E
UTM: 54 H 6161627mN 731356mE
Altitude: 62.97m


Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site


372.96kms North of Melbourne - Driving 437 km (4 hours 48 mins)
451.74kms East of Adelaide - Driving 531 km (5 hours 49 mins)
516.74kms West of Canberra - Driving 639 km (6 hours 32 mins)

Address & Contact

Windomal Rd
Balranald NSW
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The Yanga Woolshed located approx 7 klms south of Balranald off the Sturt Hwy, is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the Australian wool industry and how things were done in the late 1800's.
There is plenty of car parking space, and the woolshed can be toured as a "self guided" tour with plenty of info boards inside.

Maps drawn in 1851 show a woolshed on the western side of Tala Lake, and another at the very northern end of what is now Yanga National Park. These were some 30 and 60 klms north of this site.
The current site is shown as having only huts and a stock yard. It is likely that a woolshed was added in the late 1850's to take advantage of paddle steamer transport to take the wool to market.
The site would have been chosen because it is where red ground, which is normally above flood level, meets the river at a point where there is deep water suitable for the location of a wharf.

The shearing season in the Balranald district traditionally occurred in August and September. It coincided with a high river and the "navigation season" so that paddle steamers could "lift" the wool and take it on the first stage of its long journey to market soon after shearing was completed.

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Closest Weather Station

Balranald at 24/09:00am EST
Distance from Yanga Woolshed 4.08km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Balranald (Rsl)
Distance from Yanga Woolshed 4.08km NE
Mean Max. °C33.032.529.224.019.416.115.717.620.924.528.130.9
Mean Min. °C16.416.313.
Mean Rain mm22.425.422.523.231.329.826.529.629.230.928.025.6

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