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The Old Windmill, Brisbane

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The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower located in Wickham Park, on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the oldest surviving building in Queensland.HistoryThe Old Windmill was built in 1828 during colonial times by convicts for grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. The Old Windmill originally had wind-powered sails. The grinding of the grains was done by treadmill from October, 1828, with the wind-powered sails being used from December, 1828. The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed.After the murder of two members of a surveying party near Mount Lindesay in May 1840, three Aboriginal men were apprehended and tried for the crimes. In July 1841, the two surviving Aborigines were hanged from a beam from an upper window of the windmill.Land leases in the wider Brisbane area were issued under s.28 of the Regulations of 29 March 1848 and were nominally one mile square sections within a grid defined by (magnetic) north/south/east-west section lines. The grid had its origin at the convict-built windmill in Brisbane.On 20 January 1862, the Old Windmill became the first home of the Queensland Museum.
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  • On the side of a hill overlooking the city this is a part of Old Brisbane neat Roma St Parklands you can include it in a nice morning walk  more »
  • There are tours but I seem to miss them..but the Information Boards tell you everything you need to know about this historical building that once was a working flour mill  more »
  • It was in front of the shop by free shuttle bus during a city walk at lunch. Was standing in front of the shop and try to eat anyway, so whether or not knew the approximate location of the stop-over was more subtle. It is building quite a presence.
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