Brisbane…Wickham Terrace

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The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower located in Wickham Park, on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the oldest surviving building in Queensland.

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The Old Windmill was built in 1828[2] during colonial times by convicts for grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. The Old Windmill originally had wind-powered sails. The grinding of the grains was done by treadmill from October, 1828, with the wind-powered sails being used from December, 1828. The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed

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From Wickham Terrace it is a beautiful walk down the steps through King Edward Park to Ann Street and the city. Central Station is opposite the steps across the Road.

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Metro Hotel Tower Mill

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This hotel is walking distance from Central Station. I used to walk past it when I went to the doctors with my broken wrist. You take the air-train from the airport to Central Station, and get out and walk up Wickham Terrace to the Hotel.

The windmill is opposite, and a beautiful garden. It is a short walk to City Centre over the garden and down the road….

There is a special for $125 a room…looks very reasonable after all the others