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This heritage listed site is the OLDEST SURVIVING BUILDING IN QUEENSLAND.
It was built in the late 1820's and used by Convicts to grind grains such as wheat and maize. The grinding was done by a treadmill with wind powered sails in 1828, these sails are no longer on the Windmill. The Treadmill was also used for punishment.
In 1862, the Windmill became the 1st home of the Queensland Museum, then later on was used as a Signal tower and Weather Observatory. Near the end of the 19th Century the tower was encased in cement render to protect the brick & masonary from water damage.
The Windmill is also known as the place where in 1841, two Aborigines were hung from a beam on an upper window of the Windmill. There is a Heritage Notice at the Windmill with all the details.
The SPRING HILL FREE BUS makes a stop here.
Address: Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Directions: Across the road and the up hill from Roma Street Parklands.
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