The last woolscour of its kind in Australia has been recognised as a heritage site for its demonstration of the ingenuity of early 20th century engineering.

The Blackall Woolscour first opened in 1908 in the central west of Queensland. It was a steam-powered facility for the cleaning of the copious amounts of wool produced by the state’s stalwart pastoral industry. A manually operated woolscour was first built in Blackall in 1893, which was considered an ideal site for…