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love photographing this building

It doesn't matter what time of day you are here it is always fascinating, thinking of the men who... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
835cdj
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Brisbane Region, Australia
A must see

So rich in history, the Crankmill is a must see. You take a step back in time when you walk inside... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
417majella
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Brisbane, Australia
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

It doesn't matter what time of day you are here it is always fascinating, thinking of the men who worked this hands on is incredible

Thank 835cdj
Reviewed 5 May 2017

So rich in history, the Crankmill is a must see. You take a step back in time when you walk inside & are surrounded by the huge stone walls.

Thank 417majella
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is another building that tells of the horrors that the convicts went through. The plaque outside outlines how the mill was used and the severe treatment. Tends to put that era into perspective.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Hell and Paradise a book by Peter Clarke, Norfolk is a Paradise now but was Hell during the convict occupation. This place was worked by the convicts in 15lb leg irons and it took many men to work it, screams were heard throughout the town....More

Thank Denis P
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great to view close to the pier and colonial ruins interesting to hear the story of the mill, history buffs another must see.

Thank glenco39
Reviewed 25 January 2017

One of the ruins that forms so much of the history of the island. Now well preserved in mid-decay it will help provide context for the whole area.

Thank Goannas
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have a look around and a walk inside. Read the plaque outside that tells you all about the building. Employ your imagination to think about what life was like in those hard times. Another fascinating bit of NI history.

Thank foodiept
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visiting here makes you appreciate the terrible conditions that the convicts had to live and work under. I hope that we can learn something from all this, although I don't think we have.

Thank JeffGoldCoast
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.

Thank Lungyulfubo
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...More

Thank Found_Lost_Key
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