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“Interesting but under-resourced”
Review of The Old Windmill

The Old Windmill
Brisbane, Queensland
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373 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Interesting but under-resourced”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Being one of Brisbane's oldest buildings and few remaining concrete links with its convict past, this is a significant landmark. However, visitors will be disappointed to find it closed and little explanatory signage or other information on the windmill or the adjacent decomissioned reservoirs that fully explain the site's significance and vivid past. This is the fault of the Council who should do something to ensure that this beautifuly maintained and scenic spot can be fully appreciated by visitors. Only go if you have finished seeing the rest of the city sights or are around in late September/early October when the Brisbane Open House event is held and visitors can go inside the first floor even though the interior is stark bare with nothing to see and no access to the top.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful old windmill”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous old building, with antique water reservoirs a few meters away. unfortunately, visitors cannot see inside any of the buildings and there is very little information on the site explaining the extremely important role this building played in pioneering times. built by convicts, unless your passionate about old buildings there's not that much to see here, hence my low rating of 2/5

Visited March 2012
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Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Love the old stuff”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you love history, then you must go and visit. I have travelled overseas and Australia is still the best country in the world. BUT we do have some spectacular places to see. Go and learn about our history :)

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good School Trip”
Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Mriss Browin took us on a bus trip to Brisbane City to see the old windmill and have lunch in Roma st parkland it was so fun and miss school work

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Always there”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This wonderful old and historic winmill has been a part of my growing up for decades and such an historic part of Wickham Terrace. May it last forever

Visited August 2012
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