MILLING AROUND

Australian Geographic - - Your Say -

I was de­lighted to see Jill Oates’ ref­er­ence to a SA com­mu­nity’s plan to con­serve old wind-driven wind­mills in a mu­seum in Penong. My cousin and her hus­band in­stalled a wind­mill when they first built their home in a Perth sub­urb about 65 years ago. It drew wa­ter for a while then un­for­tu­nately ran dry, but re­mained there be­cause of the fond at­tach­ment their fam­ily had to it. Now their newly mar­ried grand­daugh­ter has had it trans­ported to her or­ganic vegie gar­den in an outer Perth sub­urb. She ar­ranged for an expert to ex­am­ine it, and, be­fore long, he had the rusty old wind­mill work­ing again.The fam­ily was promptly in­vited for the of­fi­cial turn­ing-on of the won­der­ful 100-year-old wind­mill, when it drew wa­ter again, us­ing just wind power. JU­DITH-ANNE TAHIR DELO­RAINE,TAS

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