What is significant?
Hynes Woolshed and outbuildings are located adjacent to Hynes Road, about 200 metres from the Hynes Caravan Park on Rocklands Reservoir. A small timber cottage, now converted into a woolshed, an elevated barn or fuel depot, and two sheds, one of which has a sheet metal chimney and various yards and fences exist on the site. The complex is said to date from the previous occupation of the site as Rowe's Sawmill, in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. The cottage has had its integrity severely compromised by the early conversion into a woolshed, but is in fair condition. The other buildings retain a high degree of integrity and are also in fair condition.
How is it significant?
Hynes Woolshed and outbuildings are of historical significance to the community of Glenisla and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The woolshed and outbuildings are historically important for their earliest function as worker's cottages for those employed at the thriving and important early Rowe's sawmill nearby. The sawmill was an important part of the local economy and employed many men in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The cottage is also of historic importance as an example of 'bush ingenuity', whereby the use of a structure is changed and the building converted to a more practical function. The woolshed and outbuildings also provide a link to the past, and illustrate a former way of work and life.