Built in 1919 by Noske Bros P/L, the Nhill Silo stands 100ft tall with a diameter of 50ft and a capacity of 135,000+ bushels (3,674t) of wheat, making it the largest single-cell concrete grain silo in the Southern Hemisphere (possibly the world).
The silo cost £7,000 to build, the equivalent of approximately $AUD 676,784.49 in modern currency.
The purpose of the Nhill Silo Heritage Project is to protect, preserve and restore the complex formerly known as Noske’s Flour Mill, to promote the complex as an Australian cultural icon and to develop it as a community asset.
With the help of our generous donors, volunteers and successful grant applications, work has already begun to preserve this living heritage site.
If you wish to volunteer in any capacity please contact us to become a member. The 12-month membership fee is $30 and is due for renewal at the beginning of each financial year.
Donations over $1,000 will receive permanent recognition as project sponsors and a complementary 12-month membership.
Please send membership fees and donations via EFT to:
Nhill Silo Heritage Project
BSB: 063 728
Acc: 101 443 53
Don't forget to add your name as reference so we know who to thank and please fill out the volunteer/membership form below with your contact d,.
1929. 75,000 bag stack of wheat bags waiting to be loaded into the silo.
Image supplied by Nhill & Districts Histotical Society Inc.
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