Former convict flour mill provides insight into the past

Built in 1837, Callington Mill at Oatlands is the last remaining mill of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Built in 1837, Callington Mill at Oatlands is the last remaining mill of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

CALLINGTON Mill at Oatlands has been reconstructed to a fully operational flour windmill.

In 2010, the Callington Mill at Oatlands began production of high quality flour.

Built in 1837 by convicts, the mill is the southern hemisphere's only remaining example of a Lincolnshire mill and sits within its original site that includes a granary, stables, mill owner's house and miller's cottage.

In March 2010, the milling machinery necessary to restore the Callington Mill to a working windmill arrived at Oatlands.

Just as in 1837, the machinery came from Britain, to be installed by a skilled millwright.

Rather than being one of many wind or water powered mills as it then was, Callington mill is the sole representative of its type in Australia.

Flour from the mill is used to supply high quality bakers and chefs who use their skills to transform it into signature products that reflect both baking and cooking traditions and the value of good food.

The flour is also available visitors who are seeking a high quality, authentic product.

The mill at Oatlands is a major tourism experience as well as an authentic working mill.

Details: (03) 6254 1212, www.callingtonmill.com.au

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