Built by Alexander Mitchell for
John McCrossin. The ground floor walls and verandah footings are
constructed of Uralla granite laid in neat rubble courses on huge
granite block foundations. The first and second storeys are of red
brick and lime mortar. In 1979 the Uralla Historical Society was
formed to buy the derelict building, restore it, and convert it to a
vibrant museum and function centre. In 1983, visionary architect
Peter Myers was awarded the Royal Australian Institute Of
Architects' NSW Restoration Award for his work at McCrossin's Mill.
A series of nine dramatic paintings, "The Death of Thunderbolt,"
occupies the ground floor. The museum upstairs is renowned for its
empathic, humorous and even bizarre exhibitions. Its collection of
Chinese artefacts from the Rocky River goldfields is of national
significance. Walk around the back to the Mill's magical gardens.
Many locals once believed the "Old Mill" to be haunted. Now it is
The Garden at Rear of McCrossin's Mill
Some of the exhibits in the museum at