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Author:Walton, James
Title:Water-mills windmills and horse-mills of South Africa
Place:Cape Town and Johannesburg
Publisher:C Struik Publishers

This is the first comprehensive account of the hand-mills, water-mills, windmills and horse-mills in South Africa. Based on five years of research and study of nearly two hundred mills throughout the country, it traces the history of mill machinery from mid-17th century to today. South Africa once had almost two thousand mills representative of almost every variety found in the world. But, although South Africa is one of the richest molinological areas in the world, information on its molinology was sparse and largely unavailable prior to the publication of this book. Illustrated with two hundred and fifty line-drawings and photographs, it provides an invaluable reference not only for those interested in mills and this previously neglected aspect of vernacular architecture, but also those concerned with the preservation and restoration of South Africa's surviving mills.


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Drostdy Museum Complex - Trades Yard : Ambagswerf, 1969-1974, Swellendam, Western Cape. pp 46-47
Elsenburg, 1700s : 1915, Klapmuts, Western Cape. pp 38-39
Greathead's Mill, n.d., Aliwal North, Eastern Cape. pp 55
Josephine Mill - Now Museum, 1840 : 1975-1987 restoration, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 70, 83, 88, figs 53, 74b, 90f
Watermill, 1828, Elim, Western Cape. pp 49