Woolshed's musical mementoes up for sale

The Lighthouse church group is selling off more than 100 autographed band photos spanning some of the glory years of the old Yallah Woolshed.

Lighthouse bought the former music venue in 2009 and now leases it to a Christmas decoration-seller.

The space once crammed with line dancers and mosh pits now holds rows of synthetic Christmas trees and metres of fairy lights.

But until recently the 138 framed photos remained over the bar, a throwback to the site's proud music heritage.

There was Slim Dusty, Richard Clapton, Paul Kelly, Don McLean, Little Pattie, Tex Perkins, Billy Thorpe, Keith Urban and Wolfmother.

Lighthouse operations manager Ross Stewart said the photos were included in the sale of the property.

He said the church group had no need for the memorabilia.

"We don't need them. We're not out for celebrating who performed in our venue," he said.

The woolshed was transformed into a thriving country music venue by former owner Matt Hough, who sold the property to Molnar Property Group in February 2005.

It later became the Yallah Roadhouse and attracted some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry, such as The Veronicas, before it closed suddenly in 2007.

The property is on one hectare of land and includes Yallah House - a century-old six-bedroom heritage homestead - and a manager's house.

Lighthouse uses the residences for youth housing as part of its community care work. Mr Stewart is inviting expressions of interest in the photographs. 

His email is connect@lighthousechurch.com.au.

Ross Stewart is selling 138 autographed musician and band photos. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Ross Stewart is selling 138 autographed musician and band photos. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR


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