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Address: Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 413 253 424
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The oldest building in Brisbane.

One of the places you must see. Just to realize how tough life was for the original Brisbane colony. This is a MUST SEE.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
DayTrader888
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Brisbane, Australia
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Darwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and meals were exceptional and meal prices were reasonable...way below what we expected. Staff were so accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend for a lovely meal!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the places you must see. Just to realize how tough life was for the original Brisbane colony. This is a MUST SEE.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A little bit of history in the middle of Brisbane, worth viewing and finding out about the city's past.

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Thank Maurice C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this thing by accident while walking through the city. Not the most exciting attraction but made a giggle at how out of place it is

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Thank JasonDoz
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Got to pick your activities depending on the audience and can be rather slow for any child of any age.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The windmill was never operational as an actual windmill when it was built and instead use convict power to operate the grinding of grain back in the early1800s. Most people just drive by this on bus tours but it is worth getting out of the bus and walking around it and finding out about its history and enjoying its stark... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The old windmill up on Wickham Terrace was built in the 1800s. It is the oldest building in Brisbane and the oldest surviving convict building. Local historical information notes that it is the oldest windmill in Australia. In a city where the council has not been sympathetic to saving important heritage buildings, this one still stands as a reminder to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

One of the oldest remaining convict built structues in Brisbane - the other is the Commissariat Store on George Street. The Windmill is steeped in local "first" - seen everything from hangings to protests to weather warnings to the first place TV was transmitted in Brissy. Not able to go inside but still worth the quick 20 minute walk up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Stands out in the city- reminding of our roots. Lovely walks abound in this area (including Jacob's ladder). Must take a full 2 hour walk around the city area and you will love this.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

As the mill is of historic importance to Brisbane, being convict built and oldest building in Queensland, it was worth having a look. A little disappointing though that it can only be viewed from outside the fence which encloses the mill. There's a sign giving a good description of its history and a pleasant park nearby.

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