This is only half what remains of the original shearing shed, about 100 km south-east of Broken Hill, where the 6 millionth sheep was shorn in 1967. This was when the Kinchega section of the the Kinchega/Kars pastoral lease held by the Hughes family since 1870, was dedicated as Kinchega National Park.
National Parks and Wildlife Service visitors guide informs "at its grandest, the property extended from Menindee to Broken Hill and covered an area of over 800,000 hectares".
A devastating drought in the late 1900's combined with the collapse of the Australian economy, spelt disaster for the pastoralists and the towns servicing the stations. Between 1894 and 1899, the number of sheep shorn in the Broken Hill district plummeted from 136,000 to 31,000.
The iconic Southern Cross windmill
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