Haysheds at the Lagoon

Haysheds at the Lagoon. As ubiquitous as the Australian woolshed is the less glamorous hayshed. Totally utilitarian they serve primarily to store hay and machinery. The simple post and beam construction however suffers from a glaringly obvious flaw. As can be seen here the posts, in tandem, start to lean and inevitably the whole thing collapses; as the builders, with stubborn insistence, refuse to provide any form of cross bracing.

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Last modified 22 October 2010