JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Mount Molloy Mine Timber Mill

I drive past this structure quite often and didn't know what it was so I googled it and this is what I found out.

An extract from NORTH QUEENSLAND'S MINING HERITAGE TRAILS
"At the entrance to Mount Molloy township stands a boiler and steam engine, part of a timber mill constructed in1904 by the Mount Molloy Copper Mining Company.  The brick boiler mounting contains an intact Stirling boiler alongside a rare Marshall centre-flywheel compound engine.  The mining company survived on the timber trade after lack of ore placed its future in doubt.  In 1914, the mining company went into liquidation and all operations closed down"








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