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Hally's Mill; 1097

Hally's Mill; 1097
Hally's Mill
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When the Hally Brothers built their flour mill in 1871 on the southern bank of the Waikato River, 300 acres of wheat were growing in the Cambridge area. The four-storey building reached from the water's edge to the top of the bank. The millstones were made of burstone quarried and shaped in France. Hubs and shafts were then fitted in Britain and shipped to New Zealand.
In 1881 large cables across the Waikato River to the northern bank were used to carry the wheat and flour and bring supplies to the mill. The mill also had a rolling machine to crush maize, barley and oats and by 1882 it was producing a ton of flour a day.

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