Topic: Site of Union Flour Mill (Queen Street)

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Union Flour Mill c1860s   

                                                      (Union Flour Mill is the first building on the right)

The Union Flour Mill was located on the west-side of Queen Street, the third mill to be erected in New Plymouth. Construction began in 1847 and it was completed by the end of the year when a 'subscription ball' was held to celebrate the achievement.

The large granary and seed store (seen in the linked images) was built next to the mill in 1873. It was sold to the Crown Dairy Company in 1899 and shortly afterward the mill was demolished. 

For more information please refer to Volume I of Robyn Oliver's thesis, "The Flour Mills of Taranaki, New Zealand 1844-1935". (pages 139-157), available in the Taranaki Research Centre at Puke Ariki. (TRCT664.72 OLI)

The mill site is now a grassed area (below), near the Mangaotuku Stream, owned by the New Plymouth District Council.

Union Flour Mill Site 2017.

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