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LUKIN'S TOODYAY ROLLER FLOUR MILL & POWER STATION, TOODYAY 1920

1920
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Overview

B/W photo reproduction mounted on card.
Depicts Connor's Mill in 1920 when operating as a flour mill and a power station. Adjoining shed is assumed to house the first machinery installed at the mill site for generating electricity.
Sign reads "Toodyay Roller Flour Milling Co. Lukin and Co. Proprieters" No turret to building, 1st floor windows boarded up, generator shed visible at side, tip of chimney stack just visible over roof.
The image is in good condition save some fading, pin holes in the corners, fraying along the edges of the mounting and glue marks on the back.

Historical information

It is thought this image was reproduced for one of the original displays in the Connors Mill Museum but removed at a later date and stored in the museum workshops.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-37-2012.30
Item type
Material
Width
180 mm
Height or length
300 mm
Contextual Information

In terms of intellectual property, the image copyright of these images is believed to have expired and now lies in the public domain, making free to use for research or display.
Connor's Mill, Toodyay operated as a flour mill between 1870 and c1920.
In 1919 a power station was established adjacent to the milling operation.
In 1921 a fire destroyed the milling machinery but not the power generation machinery. Power generation continued on the site, at first by private companies, and then after 1927 by the Toodyay Road Board.
In 1955 Toodyay was connected to the State power grid, and the building subsequently become vacant.
In 1975 the old power station was renovated, renamed Connor's Mill and opened as a tourist bureau and museum.

Year
1920
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Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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