Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sketching with the Brisbane Urban Sketchers

WINDMILL TOWER at Wickham Terrace Spring Hill

The Old Windmill is a  heritage-listed tower located in Wickham Park, on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the oldest surviving building in Queensland.
It was built in 1828 during colonial times by convicts for grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. The Old Windmill originally had wind-powered sails. The grinding of the grains was done by treadmill from October, 1828, with the wind-powered sails being used from December, 1828. The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed.

CURATORS COTTAGE City Botanic gardens
Built in 1905, for curator Walter Hill, it is on the heritage register.  It is now the Garden Club CafĂ©, and a fabulous place to have a coffee and a snack..

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