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Description

At one time there were over 250 flour mills in victoria and the Portarlington mill is one of the oldest to survive. Built in 1857 from locally quarried stone, the mill used steam-driven machinery to prepared flour from grain grown around Geelong's Bellarine Peninsula, then known as the ‘granary of the colony’. The mill only operated for 17 years, closing in 1874, its machinery was sent to the Wimmera which had become increasingly used for growing grain crops. Its original builder then used the building for his brickworks. In the later nineteenth century, it was a factory, first processing seaweed for use as upholstery stuffing, later producing printing ink then artificial fertiliser. After conversion for residential use in the twentieth century as flats for holidaymakers, the building was condemned in 1962 but saved from demolition when it was purchased by the Shire of Bellarine and presented to the national trust.


Location

7 Turner Court, PORTARLINGTON VIC 3223 AU
-38.1136583782366,144.647667473051


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 Opening Hours

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12:00:00 - 16:00:00
Opening hours are subject to change with Public Holidays & extended trading periods. Check with the business to confirm.

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