Wooden Windmill

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I have never seen a Wooden Windmill like this – could be one of very few in Australia. I would be interested to know if anyone has come across a wooden windmill in their travels before and if so, where?

I highly recommend a visit to Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania!

Woolmers Estate in Tasmania is one of the most intact 19th century homesteads in Australia. It was continuously farmed by six generations of the Archer family from its settlement around 1817 to the death of the last heir in 1994. A range of significant buildings, interior features, and artefacts survive from every period of the Estate’s history to the present. The Estate is also significant for its association with the use of convict labour through the assignment system, which provided labour to settlers in exchange for food and clothing. Situated on Woolmers Lane, 7 kilometres from the town of Longford and 20 kilometres from Launceston, the Estate is open daily to the public.

Woolmers Estate was included in the National Heritage List on 23 November 2007.

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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled throughout Australia, England, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.


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  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeabout 5 years ago

    WOW oh WOW!!!! What a wonderful find… This is a beautiful image…

  • pollyh
    pollyhabout 5 years ago

    On the banks of the Macquarie River…it truly is a beautiful old windmill blossom…I have many photos of this one. Beautifully captured.

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Aww thiz iz a great capture sweetheART am surrounded by Windmills@the river lol! ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, look a bit like an alien in these beautiful surroundings, well done Blossom

  • dougie1
    dougie1about 5 years ago

    great find, and shot!

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 5 years ago

    Never seen one like this, well spotted :) ~ Anni

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 5 years ago
    What a masterpiece!!! Great find and capture Marilyn!! *-)
  • ziko
    zikoabout 5 years ago

    nice mill

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 5 years ago

    This is a beauty – and unique too. I’m off to Gunnedah next weekend so I’ll check all the windmills I come across and let you know if I find a wooden one.

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushabout 5 years ago

    fantastic composition and colours, blossom.

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