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Irymple

contributed by MarieneeShields
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"Irymple", now part of Yathong National Park, was owned by Boy (Ike) and Dorothy Shields.

The homestead was built in 1953 by Griffith carpenter, John Miller. It is built from White Cyprus Pine timber, entirely logged and milled on "Irymple"

The saw mill was built and operated by (Ike) Boy and his workman. Powered by a steam engine.

Selected boards were sent to a mill to be dresses as weather boards for cladding and tongued and grooved for flooring.

The steam engine was towed from "Yathong" where it had previously been used to power the shearing shed.

This steam engine is now on loan from the Shields family to the Hillston Museum.

Marie Sullivan

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