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Shear Outback in Hay

This exciting and innovative exhibition space uses contemporary design and cutting edge technology to tell the story of Australian sheep shearing. You'll meet the shearers, shed hands, cooks, classers, cockies, sheep and dogs behind the legends at this sparkling gallery-museum in Hay.

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About Hay

Hay is a historic farming town in the heart of Country NSW. Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River and surrounded by the vast grasslands of One Tree Plain, Hay has many fine heritage buildings and a diverse collection of museums. You can learn about the pastoralists, prisoners of war, shearers and bishops who have all made their mark here. In fact, every year there's a competition to induct more hall of famers at the Festival of Blades.

Take the heritage walk to see the best of Hay's heritage buildings. Highlights include the Hay Gaol Museum and the Witcombe Fountain. The Dunera Museum at Hay Railway Station: Hay Internment and POW Camps Interpretive Centre and Hay War Memorial High School Museum both provide fascinating insights into the role of Hay and the Griffith area in both world wars.

In his famous poem "Hay and Hell and Booligal", Banjo Paterson compares Hay with the town of Booligal, about 80 km to the north. Drive up to see whether Paterson's comparisons hold true or simply to watch the annual sheep races.

Hay has a range of accommodation offerings, including camping grounds, caravan parks, cottages, farm stays, motels and hotels.

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