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Meet Bruce

Things to do with kids that involve both a wow factor, a little history and a little education are a great opportunity to jump out and stretch your legs when travelling. The added bonus of a unique photo is also a win.

A little while ago I blogged about small windmills but today I want to introduce you to a big boy called Bruce.

Bruce is a comet windmill and he is the largest comet windmill in Australia with a fan size of 10.67 metres. He can draw over a million litres of water per day from a depth of upto 152 metres.

Tookii with Bruce at the Penong Windmill Museum
Tookii with Bruce at the Penong Windmill Museum

Bruce was built in 1932 and was owned by the commonwealth railways until 1977 when he was bought by a station, where he worked until 2003 when his fan was destroyed in strong winds.

He was restored in 2016 and placed in a windmill museum in Penong, South Australia.

Be sure to call in and say “hi” to Bruce for me, if you’re ever over that way. Tell him Tookii sent you 😉

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