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Anderson's Mill Water Wheel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member themd
S 37° 20.417 E 143° 56.905
54H E 761194 N 5863299
Quick Description: The Water Wheel at Anderson's Mill was built nearby in Ballarat in 1861.It was the second largest and second most powerful in Victoria built before 1880 for a sum of 1,168 pounds, 16 shillings and 11 pence.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 7/31/2019 4:16:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM111V9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The wheel was the primary source of power for the Mill from 1861 until power was connected in 1947.

Water was supplied to the mill from Birch Creek about 1km to the south thru a water race and wrought iron flume.

Power was transmitted thru motion shafts and gears.

The wheel is a 40 horsepower pitchback type.

It is 8.53m (28 ft) in diameter; it has 60 wrought iron buckets 2.21m (7ft 3ins.) in width.

The hubs and shrouds are cast iron.

The spokes are wrought iron.
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