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When wind power works for people and production: Filed under: Energy News

When wind power works for people and production: Filed under: Energy News

Published Sep 14 2011 by Transition Voice , Archived Sep 14 2011 When wind power works for people and production by Steven French Callington Mill is a working, productive, self-sustaining wind-powered flour mill in Oatlands, Tasmania. Photo: Steven French. The sight and sound of a working wind-driven flour mill is a natural experience, much like encountering waves on a beach or a breeze in the trees. In the village of Oatlands , in the heart of the island of Tasmania , an old mill has been authentically restored and once again produces flour to the rhythm of the seasons and the weather. And it sounds great! Everything old is new again Built in 1837 the Callington Mill operated until 1892. The demise of the mill was hastened by the opening of a railway line between the island's two largest cites, Hobart and Launceston, which meant that it became more cost effective to freig...

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