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Friday, July 27, 2012

Deeargee (Gostwyck) Woolshed



The octagonal Deeargee (Gostwyck) Woolshed is a unique structure. Constructed in 1872 by Henry Dangar, it makes extensive use of glass to illuminate the shearing shed. It is still in use 140 years later.


18 comments:

  1. Fascinating!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. I would have taken this for something new built!
    Wonderful design.

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  3. It is a fascinating piece of architecture.

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  4. Some people are just ahead of their time and their work are timeless.

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  5. Captured so beautifully! Have a happy weekend and happy sky watching.

    Sky shots. at my page, your comment will be greatly appreciated.

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  6. I like that many-sided barn. Are they common in Australia?

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  7. i see the fence ... but i'm taken back by the building. so different in shape & size... interesting?!? (:

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  8. I would have never dreamed that this structure was that old. It looks so very modern.

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  9. Wow...it looks like a modern day structure...very interesting!!!

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  10. Im loving this drive. What a great structure. Would love to see the play of light inside.

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  11. Wow! That a fascinating structure! By the way, what are those amazing purple-flowered trees in your header photo????

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    1. Hi Marie
      They are jacaranda trees. Click on the label on the right hand side for some shots from Grafton Jacaranda festival.
      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. What an amazing structure Mark. May I ask where it is. It's obviously been well maintained and am pleased to see it's still in use. Would make a great function centre/museum if ever it was no longer needed for shearing.

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  13. What an amazing building! I like the old fence around it too.

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  14. How innovative for the time this shed was built. Do you know of anyother designs by this same person? If so, did they show the same modern design?

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