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The Gisborne Photo News



Pictures From the Past


How many people remember the windmill on Wainui Beach? It was adjacent to a house in which a "squatter" lived, and this "squatter" built the mill to provide power for a number of uses, among which was to saw wood (the saw can be seen at left), and to grind up sea shells for poultry food. Mr Chas. S. Platten, 231 Stout Street, who appears on horseback in the picture, sent in this interesting print, which was probably taken about 1916. Ultimately the mill and the house, being on Crown land, were removed, and a quaint landmark became just a memory.