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Photograph of Clinch's Mill, Greenough.

c. 1940

Black and white photograph of Clinch's Mill viewed from the west.

Historical information

Prominently located to the east of Brand Highway just north of the Central Greenough Historic Settlement, the building known as Clinch's Mill has three distinct sections. The central and northern sections, which date from 1857 and 1869, are of limestone rubble construction, have no roof and are in a ruinous state. The southern section, dating from c1889 is a large three storey random rubble limestone structure with a colorbond gable roof.
The two storey 1857 mill was constructed for Walter Padbury, the same year as the lots on the Front Flats were surveyed by Francis Gregory.

The mill was sold to Thomas Clinch in 1868 who made alterations soon after purchase. In 1889, Clinch imported roller mill technology which was installed in the new three-storey section. The new machinery began operations in 1891 and continued operations until 1926. The machinery was removed in 1934. The three storey section was restored in the early 1990s and is currently owned by the National Trust of Australia (WA).



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Item type
420 mm
Height or length
170 mm
1 mm
Contextual Information

This photograph of Clinch's Mill was taken by a member of the Knapp family c1940.

This photograph is significant because it is the only image we have of Clinch’s Mill before it became a ruin.

Place made
Western Australia
c. 1940
Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Comparative significance criteria
Well provenanced
Greenough Museum and Gardens

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Clinch's Mill c1940
Clinch's Mill, Greenough c1940

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