National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend
The atmospheric Anderson's Mill comes alive with displays of heritage crafts, machinery and historical information. The huge waterwheel turns majestically transporting all who see it back to the days when machinery ran quietly and cannot be heard inside the mill with its thick bluestone walls.
The 1862 five level bluestone Anderson’s Mill is situated between two creeks in a small valley. Inside the mill it is quiet and cool and it is here that there are historical displays and heritage crafts. The BARAC radio operators are busy at work along the verandah contacting mills across Australia and internationally. The huge iron waterwheel turns majestically and captures the imagination of all who see it whilst the blacksmith uses the turn of the wheel to create his wares. In the oat mill artist Sue Clarke demonstrates printing using a heritage machine and displays her art work. Out in the huge weatherboard granary the Ballarat Embroidery group show and demonstrate their beautiful work alongside other heritage crafts and local displays of honey and flour production. Take a look inside the stables and office buildings. Near the creek the heritage steam engines puff away. There is face painting, olive oils grown and produced in Smeaton, food and coffee vans and more to see and do.
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