The woolshed at Homebush Station, Canterbury, was built in the 1870s from bricks made on the property. The building is T-shaped, with two wings each holding 10 shearing stands, and a central wool room and bale storage area. This photograph shows one wing, with 10 portholes and the remains of the count-out pens. After shearing, the sheep are let into the pens through the portholes. The main entrance to the shed and wool room is on the right. Despite being close to the epicentre of the September 2010 earthquake, the woolshed survived intact.
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Photograph by Peter E. Smith
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