Millstones - Mansfield, Vic, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 37° 03.120 E 146° 05.240
55H E 418848 N 5898969
Quick Description: A pair of Millstones are beside the Wappan Sundial on the median strip of the main road through Mansfield.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 6/1/2019 8:04:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM10NCX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
The pair of millstones have certainly not been used for a while, by the lichen that is growing on them. Initially I thought that they were of sandstone origin, but the grooved discs are more likely to be made of granite. They probably aren't too likely to be 'nicked' (stolen), because to the south, on the other side of the divided road/highway is the Post Office, and the Police Station.

A postcard from yester-year (1936) showing the sundial and millstones also has the Timeline inscription on the back of it, which states that the millstones were imported in 1840.

Address: Maroondah Highway (aka high Street), Mansfield, Vic, Australia

Visited: 1201-4, Sunday, 6 January, 2019
Type of mill: Horse Mill

What did this millstone make?: Flour

Status of Stone: Public Display

Website containing relating information: [Web Link]

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