National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend

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The 1862 five level bluestone Anderson’s Mill is situated between two creeks in a small valley. Inside the mill it is quiet and cool and it is here that displays of spinning and weaving, traditional sock making, buttons and heritage information can be seen. The BARAC radio operators are busy at work along the verandah contacting mills across Australia and internationally. The huge iron waterwheel turns majestically and captures the imagination of all who see it whilst the blacksmith uses the turn of the wheel to create his wares. In the oat mill artist Sue Clarke demonstrates printing using a heritage machine. Out in the huge weatherboard granary the Ballarat Embroidery group show their beautiful work alongside heritage sewing articles, bee keeping and honey and more. Beside the creek the heritage steam engines puff away. There is face painting, local olive oils, food and coffee vans and more to see and do. New displays include wood workers and Wildwood instruments featuring the art of guitar making.

Content: Anderson's Mill Heritage Weekend Inc.

Dates & Times
  • Sat 3 May 2025
  • Sun 4 May 2025
  • Sat 10 May 10am–4pm 2025
  • Sun 11 May 10am–4pm 2025

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

  • Sat 3 May 2025
  • Sun 4 May 2025
  • Sat 10 May 2025

Anderson's Mill

Elizabeth Street., Smeaton VIC 3364

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Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years. As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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