Hahndorf

Submitted: Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 13:25
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Good morning all. We're just back from a trip to SA and it had been some years since we had last been in Hahndorf. I'm sure from our previous visits that there was a building with an old waterwheel operating on the outside of it? If so, it's no longer there, when did it go and why? Also I'm sure that the cuckoo clock shop used to be quite large and on the low side of the street, this has now gone, but there is a cuckoo clock shop still in the town.
Really enjoyed our overnight stay and would recommend a stay to anybody.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 14:54

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 14:54
Hi Duncan,

Is still there at 98 Main Street, to my knowledge. (Left side of Main Street heading away from Adelaide end).
Used to be a Restaurant but now a Hotel.

Hahndorf Old Mill Hotel
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 17:38

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 17:38
Hi Bill, the pubs still there but the wheel has gone.

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Reply By: david - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 16:36

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 16:36
Hi Duncan
You might be thinking of the Bridgewater Mill, not far from Hahndorf.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 17:39

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 17:39
Hi David I don't think I've ever been to Bridgewater let alone walked the streets. Thanks though.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 18:06

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 18:06
I assume the wheel was removed during the renovations to turn the business into the hotel.

If it wasn't heritage listed the owners could do what they liked.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 18:23

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 18:23
Hi Duncan,
There never was a water wheel at Hahndorf.
There is one on an old flour mill at Bridgewater nearby.
You may have driven through Bridgewater village without realising its name.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 19:11

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 19:11
Howdy All

Didn't Johnstons at Oakbank have a water wheel ??

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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 20:03

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 20:03
Well I just pulled out the old photo album and you're all right regarding Hahndorf and that there isn't and and there hasn't been a waterwheel there in the past 20 years. I obviously had my towns mixed up and I haven't been to Bridgewater as far as we know, so we'll go on scratching our heads as to where it was.

I'm now thinking it may have been in one of the small towns in the hills above the Gold Coast?

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Follow Up By: Member - Milton477 - Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 00:41

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 00:41
Maleney in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, outside the clock shop at the bottom of the hill?
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 09:10

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 09:10
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Montville, not Maleny. Yes, there is a clock shop and a water wheel although it is purely decorative, not heritage.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 13:29

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 13:29
Bingo, that's the one. And Montville is another gem of a place, that we really enjoyed.

Thanks Allan & Milton.

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Reply By: swampy - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 12:12

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 12:12
hi
There was a small water wheel there . Thought it was on the lower side maybe next to a saddle maker. I might be wrong about theshop but the wheel was there around 25yr ago
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 14:56

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 14:56
Thanks Swampy, in my mind's eye I can see the wheel as clear as day and I was sure it was Hahndorf that I'd seen it but that was 20 years ago.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 17:11

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 17:11
I was sure that there was never a water wheel in Hahndorf having lived near there and often frequented and photographed the village.

However, to be certain, and in case someone had put up a 'fake' wheel since I left the area, I have contacted a friend in the Visitor Centre who confirmed that there is not, and never has been a wheel, historic or fake other than the genuine one at nearby Bridgewater.

The old mill in Hahndorf, built in 1854, was a steam-powered flour mill. My Great Grandfather who farmed in the district no doubt took his wheat there at times.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 18:33

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 18:33
Thanks Allan, like i said above in my minds eye I was sure it was Hahndorf but obviously from what you're saying my mind's eye needs a new pair of specks.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 18:48

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As a Troopy owner you can be forgiven Dunc.

By the way, love that silhouette photo of the four kids. Classic!

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 20:49

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 20:49
Thanks Allan that photo is one a set of three that I have framed within a single framing.

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