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Address: Norfolk Island, Australia

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Historic ruins

Very noticeable historic ruins amongst the many restored buildings in Kingston. Historical information signage attached but more information available at Kingston Museums and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Lucknow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very noticeable historic ruins amongst the many restored buildings in Kingston. Historical information signage attached but more information available at Kingston Museums and Tag-Along tours. Well worth a look.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Located not far from Kingston pier. Good for photos, inside and out. Read the information board and try imagine taking yourself back in time, thinking what it would've been like. It was built in 1827, and during its operation as a mill the prisoners constantly sabotaged it, mainly because it was one of the worst places to "work". Convicts were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

those wet steps don't look too safe. It might be a shell, but you can visualise it in use. Gee people must have been tiny back then

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Thank illana15
Yulara, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

It is probably a more in tact ruin on Norfolk island near the others and also near the pier. You can walk inside and there are signs explaining what it is and the history of it. It is also photographic for those into photography.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We had a look into the ruin of this old Mill. You probably need a history book or guide to tell you more about it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Crankmill brought it home to me just how terrible the convicts lives were! Imagine having to push those wheels around to grind the grain! Needless to say, the mill frequently "broke down", giving the convicts some respite!

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Pymble, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

There were three mills on Norfolk Island used to grind grain. This one used convict power and was hard work. The building is a shell, but it is fascinating to see how it was built. It is humbling to realise what pain was felt within the walls. It is fascinating to see the construction methods A must see, but make... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Crankmill, the site for where the worst punishment was metered out to the most incorrigible prisoners. Chained or shackled to the crankmill, it took superhuman effort by those incarserated to turn the wheels that ground the maize. Many would meet their end inside these four walls. See the remnants of the Crankmill at the Museum at No.1 Quality Row.

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Maclean, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The old building is assessable for photos inside with a story to read about the building & what it was for at the entrance.

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Thank Toni C
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Right by the Museums so come and have a look around. There is so much to see in this area. Great for Photographs

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