Our vision: to restore and preserve the Toganmain Woolshed Precinct to its full historical grandeur, and become a significant tourist attraction and educational centre welcoming all Australians and international visitors.
Toganmain Story: Once a bustling hub of activity, the Toganmain shearing shed now sits abandoned. Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River between Darlington Point and Carrathool in country NSW, this iconic shed was the fourth largest of its kind across Australia. As the years have passed it is now the only one of those four left standing.
The shearing shed saw more than seven million sheep pass through its doors over the years, with the September of 1876 recording a total of 202,292 sheep shorn by 92 blade shearers, an Australian record never to be beaten.
Who we are: Friends of Toganmain The launch of a GoFundMe campaign to save the Toganmain Woolshed Precinct is being driven by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts. The campaign aims to restore the woolshed and adjacent buildings to their former grandeur, in the process capturing Australia's rural heritage and create a significant cultural tourist attraction.
What Toganmain Woolshed Precinct needs: The task at hand is no small one, and a considerable amount of funds will be needed to achieve the end goal. However, first things first ... with permission, subdivide the land from current owners’ pastoral company Paraway, then achieve DA approval and access works. This will be the first step towards planning restoration works and allow the committee to apply for both state and federal government funding.
Donations: Every dollar counts so please donate today and join the Friends of Toganmain Group. To thank you for your donation, we have the following gifts:
1. The Roustabouts - $25
Friends of Toganmain membership + newsletter subscription with updates and special offers.
2. The Wool Scourers - $50
All of the above + exclusive Toganmain image e-card.
3. The Wool Classers - $100 +
All of the above + exclusive Toganmain image postcard (set of 3)
We will keep you updated and let you know when the Woolshed is open for visitors. As a supporter, you will be the first to be invited.
To pledge your support click on Donate Now (above) and enter in the amount you would like to donate. Please contact us with your name, email, postal address and phone number so we can send you a thank you note and keep you updated.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Sonia Casanova on 02 6962 4777 for further information.
To find out more information, please contact Committee Chairman, Peter Freeman 0407 265 920
Toganmain Woolshed Precinct Committee
- Jim Main
- GAYELENE HOMER
- Steve & Lydia Jarvis
- Simon Mitchell