The Crankmill, Norfolk Island

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#5 of 9 in Historic Sites in Norfolk Island
A witness to the horrific past of the now idyllic Norfolk Island, The Crankmill served as a facility for convicts from 1837 to 1855. Originally built as a store in 1827, the building changed its purpose several times before it was consumed by fire in the late 19th century. Today, you can see only the moss-covered walls and remnants of the old whaling boat, which survived from the period when the building was used as a boat shed. The remains of the crank mill mechanism are kept in the Norfolk Island Museum. Add The Crankmill to your Norfolk Island travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Norfolk Island road trip site .
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  • When you stand in front of this dark and gloomy building you really can't imagine the torturous methods that were used to break the spirit of the convicts. One hundred convicts would be led into the c...  more »
  • This lovely building is still standing & holds a story of its existence of long ago. The World Heritage Site is a must see for visitors on Norfolk.  more »

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