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Your contact at Steam Driven Mill: John Eaves
Contact number: +64
Alternative contact number: +64

Directions: Open 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.

Steam Driven Mill

John and Lallie Eaves have a rare collection of pioneering machinery on Benson Road.

A working traction engine and sawmill provide a glimpse of early attemps to harness the power of steam. Machinery and vehicles of more recent vintages show the gradual changes over the 20th century.

Please respect their privacy and property by strictly following the directional signage.

Benson Road is named after Sam Benson who knew that mining was a thirsty business! His beer, home brewed without a licence, was popular in the early 1900s. A local doggerel sets the scene:
Sam Benson brews good beer
Its wholesome and its rich
Its brewed from the water
That flows down our ditch!

The Steam Driven mill is open to the public on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.



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