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The Old Mill

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1 Mill Point CL | Point Belches, Near the Narrows Bridge, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
9367 5788
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Built in 1835, this is the oldest surviving industrial site in Perth and once the primary source of flour in the new Swan River colony. Since 1992 it has been refurbished and preserved and is now a fine example of WA heritage. Tucked away in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I'm writing a review as the mill is a rare piece of history that has survived threats of demolition. Lovingly cared for by volunteers and hopefully it can be enjoyed by generations to come. So glad I dropped by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gottalovehols
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A historical mill in Perth the old mill gives you some idea of what Perth may have been like hundreds of years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mdjohnst
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Old Mill was destined for demolition in 1957 but it was rescued by a generous benefactor. The Old Mill dates from 1833, making it one of the state's oldest structures -- the Swan River Colony was founded in 1829. It's an impressive building. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

It was nice to see a mill in Perth. It was built in 1833. Two years later, they replaced it. The mill eventually fell in decay. It was rescued from the demolition in 1957. Now it is open for the public. The mill is restored...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is well worth a visit, it is one of the oldest colonial buildings in Perth. Lots of interesting information on signs and staff are always friendly and helpful. There is the windmill and an old house. Entry is a gold coin donation.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TheSumiMasens
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Went past the Mill today and found it closed over the holiday period, as it is run by volunteers this is understandable, we were able to get some good photos of the outside and the story behind it, good too see the historic building had...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jared L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

As a local resident I must have driven past this unique bit of history so many times over the years. It was so pleasing to have visited this exhibit of fascinating Perth history.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pierre664
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Part of South Perth not always seen by interstate or overseas visitors. Not a lot to see at this historic site but it is worth a visit. The Old Mill is evidence of how interesting history can be and how hard things were for the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

New things for certain, this flour mill is old and a historical landmark in the European settlement of Perth. It has an interesting history worth reading about in the signs around the site, and it was nice to have a look at the mill and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ian-Down-Under
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