Dictionary of Sydney

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Woronora Mill

Flour mill built on the Woronora River which avoided the duty paid by all Sydney based mills. Using the undershot principle the river water hit the wheel the wheel at it's base causing it to spin.

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Owned by
1825 - 1828

Working the Tides

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Two watermills existed on the Georges River in the 1820s. In 2013 a research team sought to discover how the maritime landscape of the Georges River and its tributaries sustained the transport of wheat, flour and manpower between the two mills in order to better understand the trials and tribulations of the early colonial settlers and their reliance on the waterways and landscapes of the Georges River.