Iconic The Rocks Windmill Up For Auction
22 November 2016
In the early days, the tallest structures visible across the ridges of Sydney Cove were windmills. After the first took shape on Observatory Hill in 1796, windmills dotted the landscape from what became known as Millers Point, near The Rocks, to Parramatta up-river. Windmills were celebrated for their success in grinding flour for the colony until the introduction of steam power in the early 19th century saw their picturesque sails gradually disappear from the skyline altogether.
Image thanks to Concrete Playground.
200 years on, in 2013, The Rocks Windmill - a four-storey high modern day mill - was brought to life by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, officially launched as both an art project and a working wheat grind. The Rocks Windmill has recently sat decommissioned in two 20-foot shipping containers.
O'Maras Valuers & Auctioneers are thrilled to be offering this iconic piece of modern The Rocks history for auction with bidding ending on 30 November 2016. The Windmill is approximately 7.5 metres wide, 7.5 metres deep, and 9 metres high with the sail soaring even higher. That's four storey's high with an expansive space for 40-people in the main downstairs area.
This amazing structure was erected in The Rocks Square, Sydney, in 2013, and became an immediate attraction with its three levels internally and classic timber Dutch Windmill styling reaching 9 metres high.