Hart's Mill - Photoshoot

The Hart’s Mill complex is a group of buildings on the Port Adelaide waterfront that includes Hart’s Mill, the Adelaide Milling and Mercantile Company flour mill, and associated outbuildings and other structures. Together, they constitute South Australia’s longest continually operating flour production facility, one that spanned a 125-year period between 1855 and 1980. The Adelaide Milling and Mercantile Company mill is currently the tallest building in Port Adelaide, and Australia’s tallest building with internal timber-framed architecture. Virtually derelict for approximately three decades, the complex of structures has in recent years been targeted for demolition and/or re-development, but has also become a venue for artistic expression and a rallying point for heritage protection and community action in the Port.

The 360˚ Virtual Tour photoshoot of the tall mill was conducted on the morning of the 22nd of October 2018. The panorama below is a test output from the shoot.

The image below is the Equirectangular stitched image used in the project output. Click on the image to open a larger version.

Test stitched image from the top floor

In 1894 the mode of power for the mill was converted from steam to electricity. A large electric motor, manufactured by Metropolitan Vickers in the UK, was connected to the main driving wheel in the motor house adjacent to the mill building. The 1.5m diameter wheel transfers its power via rope belts to a system of drive-wheels, shafts and secondary wheels throughout the building.

The image below is the Equirectangular stitched image used in the project output. Click on the image to open a larger version.

Metropolitan Vickers Electric Motor

On the 4th floor there is a large pulley wheel with some of the original rope belts, from the motor house.

The image below is the Equirectangular stitched image used in the project output. Click on the image to open a larger version.

Tony Redhead

93 Maud Street, Unley, SA, 5061, Australia