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Sugar on the Macleay and its own wheel of (mis)fortune

By Phil Lee Oam
Updated August 5 2022 - 4:18pm, first published August 4 2022 - 11:53am
Betty McIntyre, volunteer at Kempsey Museum (standing) with Tourism Officer Michelle Angel, examining the flywheel from the Rollands Plains Mill in 1985. Photo from the Macleay Argus

A large flywheel to be seen at the Kempsey Museum is a reminder of early attempts to establish a sugar industry on the Mid North Coast.

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