The current Baptist City Tabernacle was designed by Richard Gailey and built from to 1889 to 1890. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992
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My warm up sketch was done from the Wicked Corner Cafe on the corner of Edward St and Wickham Terrace. Where I was sitting, I could look up Wickham Terrace and see the Historic Windmill Observation Tower.
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It originally had wind-powered sails, but they never worked very well, so a treadmill called a "rat-wheel" was introduced. It is said that one convict slipped to his death while working the treadmill. The fellow convicts were ordered not to stop "treading" The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed.
From 1922 to 1926 the tower served the Institute of Radio Engineers for meetings and experiments, Gympie Radio Pioneer A. E. Dillon 4CH, was the first experimenter to conduct MW tests and transmissions from this tower in late 1921 or early 1922. The Tower was ideally suited for this purpose as it commanded a panoramic view from Moreton Bay in the east, to Darling Downs on the western horizon. Nearby he erected a 150 feet (45m) mast and strung an 80 feet (24m) antenna between it and the Tower - the most impressive configuration of its kind in Queensland at the time.
During the 1930s and 1940s the tower was the venue for pioneer television broadcasting.
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