Wimmera Highway, Hynam
The hamlet of Hynam is located just east of Naracoorte, with graceful Hynam House, originally a pioneer homestead, visible on the corner of the road to Kybybolite and Frances, with the fine woolshed opposite.
The Hynam Woolshed was originally owned by Adam Smith a Scottish man who was one of the founders of the township of Naracoorte. To learn more about the Hynam Woolshed and Adam Smith visit The Sheep's Back Museum. Situated on private property the woolshed is not accessible but is easily viewed from the road.
The old Hynam cemetery walls and gate, restored through a community-driven project, are also visible from the road not far from the woolshed.
The once-thriving township has its origins in the railway and in the late 1880s it was a major shipment point for goods from Victoria. In its heyday it featured a blacksmith shop, several warehouses, railway workers’ quarters, a store and a school.
Today it’s the peaceful solitude and stunning scenery that prove the major drawcards.