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The Holding Pen - Deeargee Woolshed, Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia by Kitsmumma

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The Holding Pen - Deeargee Woolshed, Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia by 


I was fortunate to visit and photograph the shearing at Deeargee Woolshed on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

Deeargee Woolshed has a most unusual octagonal design and is registered with the National Trust as a building of significance. The original shed was built in 1861 but burnt down. Rebuilt in 1869, it is also one of the oldest and largest sheds in Australia. It’s three-tier roof with a clerestory of glass ventilators allowed shearers to work in a well lit and ventilated environment.

It was such a thrill to witness the buzz and activity of the woolshed. The shearers and rouseabouts work so hard, the pace never stops……….. 5 shearers, 9,000 sheep, 8 days.

A huge thank you to the shearers, rouseabouts, classers and especially to the Sutherlands for the wonderful opportunity, it truly was an eye-opening and fantastic experience.

Untouched photograph – taken 18/8/2010

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australia, country, deeargee woolshed, heritage, holding pen, kitsmumma, merino, nsw, rural, season, shearing, sheep, uralla, wool, building, light, structure, historical

Australian Fine Art Photographer, Dip of Fine Arts (Photography), whose work is inspired by a love of nature and the abstract.
My photographs concentrate on the light, lines, colour, shape and form found in nature…… from bushland to beaches, even my own backyard.
I hope to surprise and intrigue the viewer with my work and explore the notion that beauty exists everywhere…in the right light!

Thank you for visiting my gallery.

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Comments

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    What a sight! Good dynamic range and composition.

  • It was an incredible sight Jan and the light was beautiful.
    Thanks so much.

    – Kitsmumma

  • Judi FitzPatrick
    Judi FitzPatrickover 3 years ago

    How fortunate for you, great image!

  • It was a great experience, something I’ve never witnessed ‘up close’ before. Thanks Judi.

    – Kitsmumma

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 3 years ago

    Holy Sheep! (please forgive me …)

  • haha!…… you’re forgiven :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • athex
    athexover 3 years ago

    Lovely image must have been a great experiance

  • Thanks again Athex, it was great to witness the shearing so ‘up close’ and to finally have a peak inside the shed, I’ve admired it from the gate for many years!

    – Kitsmumma

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in ‘Australian Country Towns’

    You have captured the vibrancy and excitement of country life and it’s exactly the sort of work that we feel should be displayed in the featured section of a group on Aussie country towns.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    This photo is now eligible to be entered in our November ‘Featured Photo Challenge’ in the ‘Australian Country Towns’ group. Good luck!

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomover 2 years ago

    MMM! I can smell the sheep, we have a small property nothing like this and used to grow wool. Shearing time was always fun. We still have sheep on our property but have retired from farming now. These big sheds are a real experience good on you for putting in all the information. After all this big country of ours used to exist on the ’Sheep’s Back’ and farming. Sad to see there is now a decline in both activities.

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