Susan McConnel – The Wash Pool
The elaborate washing plant was now almost completed. The engine stood in a neat weatherboard house by itself apart from the other buildings. A sluice and well was excavated for the pump to work in. At the rear is a large receiving yard capable of holding a flock of sheep, then a race in the shape of bugle leading to a tip where about 20 sheep are penned and then tumbled into a long tank, in which they are well soaked and made to swim to the sweating shed which is covered in with felt and heated by steam.