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Comet Windmill

From the Collection of Churchill Island Heritage Farm 1 Samuel Amess Drive Newhaven Victoria

Description
Windmill on metal stand "COMET" painted on silver vane. Restored in 1980s.
Object Registration
0191
Keywords
farm, machinery, windmill, water, pumping, dams, dam, churchill island, comet
Historical information
Comet Windmills was founded in Rockhampton, Queensland in 1879 by Sidney Williams. The Comet became known as "Australia's Leading Mill". The company survived two world wars and three generations of the family and was sold in 1992 and terminated in 1998.
When Made
1930s
Made By
Comet Windmills: Sidney Williams & Co
Significance
Probably the oldest working mill of its model in Gippsland
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM