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Lovely old unrestored building

So many interesting facets to the building when you go inside and just stand there and soak up the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Ray G
,
Australia
Interesting Ruin

The history is fascinating as is the architecture of this ruin. Some beautiful photography can be... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Gardengirl212
,
Sydney, Australia
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

So many interesting facets to the building when you go inside and just stand there and soak up the history and character of the buildings past. Many wonderful little details to photograph in various stages of decay. Lots of moss covering some parts of the...More

Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The history is fascinating as is the architecture of this ruin. Some beautiful photography can be achieved in and around this building at the right time of day.

Thank Gardengirl212
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

situated in hostorical Kingston . building has some history but then again it is in historical Kingston and is one of many buildings to visit

Thank TonyBBrisbane
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

If you haven't been inside the crank mill you have missed the hair standing up on the back of your neck. With all the horrors of by-gone days told on all the historical tours on the island, this will bring it home. You can feel...More

Thank Carol H
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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