a VirtualTourist member from Gumeracha
why hasnt randells mill got much mention on this site it is one of the oldest and historic buildings in this town and still no mention. please post more info on this builing on your site as i feel it is a very important part of Gumeracha not just the rocking horse
Welcome to VT.
It would be great if you did some pages on your home town. You would be able to give some good local information.
Yeah I'm ready to see the sites from Gumeracha!
Hi I agree with the other comments...I live in Inglewood..which is only 10 minutes away...Please excuse my ignorance..but where is it????? I have the big rocking horse on my pages...but perhaps you had better do a page on Gumeracha itself...the doctors surgery(where I go to the doctors),the hospital and the rocking horse is about all I know there..looking forward to your pages.
Nothing like Google, I love it!
I now know about the Randell family and the town of Gumeracha.
Jen, it seems this town is known for wooden toys, hence the big Rocking horse.
Don't forget me! I'm going too......
Can we share a bottle of wine while reading the pages?
It's a perfect night for a few glasses.
better idea...All come to my place...Im at inglewood, only 10 kms from there...we can have drinks and nibbles, then get Bob to drive us up there and investigate all the info that Annes found....I must walk around with my eyes shut..bloody hell...
Jen, I am blaming daylight saving for loosing the plot with time.
Deb, that sounds a great idea.
I found this on a search about Randell,I think this is the same man. I'll keep looking for info. on the mill.
WILLIAM RICHARD RANDELL
The RANDELL family disembarked at Holdfast Bay from the sailing vessel Hartley in 1837, the year following Proclamation: - At that time, William Richard was only 13 years old; - Nevertheless, when interviewed in 1903, at the age of 79, W. R. Randell retained-"a vivid recollection of being carried through the surf at Glenelg on the shoulders of a sailor." when "there were thousands of blacks about, especially on the Adelaide plains," and "there was not a single house in Adelaide".
Early records relating to the Randells are sparse: - Nevertheless, the overall impression is that William Beavis RANDELL, the family patriarch, came to South Australia as "chief miller" for the South Australian Company. - In what appears to have been a classic bureaucratic bungle, however, all the mill machinery and the steam engine to drive it, were unloaded into storage on Kangaroo Island where they lay idle from 1837 to 1840: -The "miller" without a Mill, meanwhile, who, in Devonshire, had also been a general farmer, was appointed to the position of 'Manager' of the South Australia Company's flocks.
In 1840 the milling equipment was eventually transhipped from K.I. to Adelaide and a mill was built adjacent the Hackney Bridge on land that is nowadays known as the "Old Mill Reserve". -But William Beavis seems never to have managed this Mill, though he did build a house near the Hackney bridge and his sons were employed in the mill from time to time: - The S.A. Company chose instead, to lease-out the mill to a number of different millers and William Beavis remained the full-time Stock Manager for the S.A. Company, until he retired from that position in 1844.
LOL..that is about what I found.
We learn something every day. We are good little vegemites doing our homework:)
Okay you guys I will do a gumeracha page this week just for you...you had better rate it like crazy..hahaha
I already have a photo of the rocking horse in a travelogue on my adelaide page..have a look if you want to.
Deb, you can skip the photos at the Doctors:)
Look forward to it.
Oh Anne why...I going on Thursday you know!!!!spectacular photos would be taken!!!hahahahaha
You guys crack me up getting all excited about gumeracha! Next thing you know you'll all want to go visit Mylor!
Michelle, we lead a SAD life mate:)))
Mylor is the next on my list!!!