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Photograph of a ruined flour mill

1959
Overview

Black and white photograph of a ruined four-storey flour mill.

Historical information

This photograph of the former Royal Steam Roller Flour Mill at Dongara was taken by Cecil Morrison Maley. He was a grandson of John Stephen Maley who built a flour mill at Dongara in 1871.
Cecil wrote on the back of the photograph "Maleys old mill Dongarra. June 59." This however, is not the flour mill John Maley built; by 1959 that structure had been long demolished.

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Registration number
cwa-org-72-GMME0883
Item type
Width
63 mm
Height or length
90 mm
Inscriptions and markings

"Maleys old mill Dongarra. June 59"

Contextual Information

This photograph is important because it was taken by a member of the Maley family. It is also a significant indicator of the decline in family knowledge over generations. Cecil knew his grandfather had built a flour mill at Dongara, but had no further knowledge of that building and its history.

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Place made
Dongara
Western Australia
Australia
Year
1959
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Photograph of a ruined flour mill
Photograph of a ruined flour mill taken in June 1959.

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