The Maitland Flour Mills

aka Yeomans' Mill, Singleton's Mill, Hunter River, Wallis' Plains

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A newspaper article in 1828 recorded a new flour mill being built by the Singleton family in the Maitland district.

The Monitor stated on 7 July 1828:

"…An extensive flour-mill of strong power is being built by Mr. Singleton, at the Lower Branch of Hunter's River. The settlers in that quarter have been long wanting such a convenience. …"

Later a steam-powered flour mill, called Yeoman's Mill, was constructed in Steam Street in West Maitland. The proprietor, George Yeomans, was Benjamin Singleton's son in law.

In the 1840s and 1850s large volumes of wheat were being transported down the Hunter River and a number of flour mills were established at West Maitland.

The above mills are under investigation.

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