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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oatlands, Tasmania

In Sunshine

And in cloud

Cottage at the mill

Mill interior

When I heard that there was an interesting old building in Oatlands, I had to have a look. In 1837 John Vincent wanted to grind local grain into flour and export it to the mainland so he built Callington tower mill at Oatlands. In 1909 a storm blew the sails away and it was gutted by fire in 1912. Being the only restorable tower mill left in Australia, it was restored by the National Trust with funds made available from Amatil as part of a Bicentennial Gift to the Nation. You can walk to the top for a great view of the town.

The town also has an abundance of beautiful old Georgian sandstone buildings.