Young Australian Water Wheel

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Young Australian Water Wheel.


Beyond Bannockburn, off Schoolhouse Road, is the old wagon track to the Nevis and Nokomai. The track climbs up through the stone remains of Carricktown and leads to the massive, recently restored, Young Australian water wheel at 1100m on the Carrick Range. This 7.9m diameter wooden water wheel was dragged up the mountain in 1874 to drive the Young Australian battery. Half of this battery, which once stood beside the wheel, was later moved to the opposite side of the gully.

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Young Australian Water Wheel

Creator:Terry Davis

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -45.1090543,169.1435272

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