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Address: Norfolk Island, Australia

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This is another building that tells of the horrors that the convicts went through. The plaque outside outlines how the mill was used and the severe treatment. Tends to put that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another building that tells of the horrors that the convicts went through. The plaque outside outlines how the mill was used and the severe treatment. Tends to put that era into perspective.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Hell and Paradise a book by Peter Clarke, Norfolk is a Paradise now but was Hell during the convict occupation. This place was worked by the convicts in 15lb leg irons and it took many men to work it, screams were heard throughout the town. Tour guides give a great insight to the misery that resulted.

Thank Denis P
Woodenbong, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great to view close to the pier and colonial ruins interesting to hear the story of the mill, history buffs another must see.

Thank glenco39
Comet, Qld
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

One of the ruins that forms so much of the history of the island. Now well preserved in mid-decay it will help provide context for the whole area.

Thank Goannas
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have a look around and a walk inside. Read the plaque outside that tells you all about the building. Employ your imagination to think about what life was like in those hard times. Another fascinating bit of NI history.

Thank foodiept
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visiting here makes you appreciate the terrible conditions that the convicts had to live and work under. I hope that we can learn something from all this, although I don't think we have.

Thank JeffGoldCoast
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very noticeable historic ruins amongst the many restored buildings in Kingston. Historical information signage attached but more information available at Kingston Museums and Tag-Along tours. Well worth a look.

Thank Lungyulfubo
New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Located not far from Kingston pier. Good for photos, inside and out. Read the information board and try imagine taking yourself back in time, thinking what it would've been like. It was built in 1827, and during its operation as a mill the prisoners constantly sabotaged it, mainly because it was one of the worst places to "work". Convicts were... More 

Thank Found_Lost_Key
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

those wet steps don't look too safe. It might be a shell, but you can visualise it in use. Gee people must have been tiny back then

Thank illana15
Yulara, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

It is probably a more in tact ruin on Norfolk island near the others and also near the pier. You can walk inside and there are signs explaining what it is and the history of it. It is also photographic for those into photography.

Thank Brisbane41

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