The hamlet of Hynam, located east of Naracoorte, was a large sheep run. Following the construction of the Boarder Rail a small township developed. At its peak, Hynam had a hall, a school (opened in 1891), a store, a post office, a blacksmith and a busy railway complex.
Today you can discover the stories of Hynam's pioneer families at the heritage listed old Hynam cemetery. The Hynam community is working on preserving and enhancing the historic and significant Hynam Cemetery by telling the stories of those who are buried there and making the stories available to visitors.
The heritage listed Hynam Woolshed was the first stone shed in the district. Situated on private property the woolshed is not accessible but is easily viewed from the road. Find out more about the Hynam Woolshed at the Sheep's Back Museum.