The Maize Silo - QLD

  Historic Site


DEG: -17.216578 145.540528
DMS: 17º 12' 59.68" S 145º 32' 25.9" E
UTM: 55 K 8095901mN 344815mE
Altitude: 727.33m


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22 Godfrey Road
Tablelands Region
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Now a Private PropertyThe Kairi Maize Silos are located on the southern boundary of Lot 7 RP901633, at its midpoint, which faces Godfrey Road.[1]The Silos are constructed from reinforced concrete and are not adorned with any decorative elements.[1]The place comprises a group of four separate silos arranged in a cluster. A corrugated galvanised iron, timber framed, multi-level skillion structure containing the receiving shed, office, toilets, elevators, conveyors and drive shafts, and engine room, abuts the southern walls of two of the silos.[1]A galvanised corrugated iron, elongated maize elevator tower straddles the roofs of the four silos. The tower is accessed through a passageway under the silos which is still present, and this leads to a ladder attached to the exterior wall. This passageway also houses the elevators for carrying the maize to the top of silos. The entrance to this passageway is located inside the maize receiving shed and is accessed via a wooden ladder. The subsurface areas and passageway were not accessed.[1]Internal infrastructure which remains at the place includes the facility's plant consisting of an engine connected by a drive wheel to the drive shaft and all associated elements to attach it to the ceiling of the receiving shed. Not inspected but also present are the elevators and conveyor belts (housed in the shed but in a largely disassembled state) and the intact maize sorting / grading machine, regarded as remnant machinery c.?1920s, and located on the mezzanine floor of the grain receiving building, approximately 5 metres (16 ft) above ground level and its camel haired conveyor belt. The truck despatch and receiving entrance is also extant. The access ladder used to enter the underground passageway, was extant although unusable located inside the maize receiving shed.[1]On the exterior of each silo are hatches / manholes located around 5 metres (16 ft) from the base of the silo. These are made of cast iron and are hinged at the bottom of the base plate. They are secured shut by two simple catches. Ventilation shafts are located at the base of each silo. It is likely that these shafts traversed the base of each silo allowing a fan to pump air through the silo thereby controlling mould and moisture build -up.[1]
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Closest Weather Station

Mareeba at 14/04:00am EST
Distance from The Maize Silo 20.43km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Kairi Research Station
Distance from The Maize Silo 2.67km E
Mean Max. °C28.227.526.424.823.021.521.122.524.827.128.428.9
Mean Min. °C19.219.518.516.814.712.111.211.612.815.117.118.5
Mean Rain mm254.3270.3256.6100.957.338.027.224.318.531.374.6137.3

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