Wash Day in the Wash House

Wash House

Take the chance to peek inside a well preserved weatherboard wash house and woodshed dating from 1913. The wash house was a feature of houses built from the 1900s to the 1950s.  View the large copper, copper stick for safe removal of hot items to rinsing troughs, concrete troughs and wringers.  Young visitors, more familiar with a laundry located inside modern houses are fascinated to learn about the outdoor wash house, and the hard work involved in doing the weekly wash 100 years ago.

A display of irons and trivets used through the decades is also on display, together with clothes wringers and wash day essentials such as starch, blue tablets used in the rinsing water to keep whites whiter, and wooden pegs to hang the washing on the clothesline in the backyard.

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