4698 Views – 14.11.2016
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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