Kōrero: South Canterbury region

Milling wheat

Milling wheat

In the 1870s flour milling became an important industry in Timaru. This structure, built in 1882, was the first mill in the country to be equipped with rollers rather than grindstones. This explains its height: grain was lifted to the top floor, where it was fed into the roller mills. It then descended through a series of mills until it reached the lower floor. There, the ground flour was sifted, bagged and shipped.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11407/milling-wheat (accessed 18 October 2021)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017