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Outback Windmill

A fading vision of the Australian outback as solar pumping takes over as a more reliable source of water, galvanised simplex windmills hold an iconic status in Australian culture pushing the frontier of settlement outwards into areas with no running surface water. Initially imported from the USA and the UK, Australian made windmills first appeared on the market from the 1870s with the development of the Intercolonial Boring Company who manufactured the first Simplex windmill. The white discoloration is a result of the salty bore water as the groundwater from overgrazed lands is becoming increasingly saline. Outback New South Wales, Australia

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