22 Aug 2013

Sugar Mill

It’s been a hectic couple of week and I’m currently in Perth, heading back to France next week. One of the things that Paul and I did together (he was working during the week) was visit the Farleigh Sugar Mill.

Thank goodness it wasn’t a particularly hot day as all the old machinery is under a tin building, but it was pretty hot anyway. Some of the machinery = circa 1883. As the guide said, “if it ain’t broke.....”.

It’s so far from cutting-edge, but the sugar/syrup is only extracted here, and then sent to high tech refineries to turn it into the finished products. Interesting to learn that all the snakes and cane rats go through the crushing process but we’re assured that ALL the impurities are filtered out and ‘you wouldn’t know they’d been there....’








This is the residue from the crushing - mud, dirt, squished animals ......




Some of the parrots that wait for sugar spillages from the trucks heading to the refinery.
This is the residue from the crushing - mud, dirt, squished animals ......

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