The Mungo Scott Flour Mill in Summer Hill was one of the first places I photographed after moving back to Sydney from Melbourne.
It was an interesting way to get back into urban exploration. I'd had a short hiatus after the birth of my daughter so I was a bit rusty.
I was doing the rounds trying to see if I could find a way inside the Mungo Scott Flour Mill, in a bit of a panic to be honest. I guess it's those out of practice nerves.
Then out of nowhere I saw an elderly gentleman just walked in through an opened gate. I watched him for a while, and it was clear he was lost and didn't mean to end up in there. After a while, he left via the same gate and continued on his way so I did the same thing. I would plead that I'm lost, with my camera if anyone asks.
Then on entering the first building, I came face to face with a small group of copper thieves raiding a switchboard.
We got into a minor argument about who had/had no right to be on the premises. They then proceeded to tell me that they were sent by the insurance company to disconnect the power to a building that has been out of business since 2007. On a Sunday in singlet and thongs no less.
So we agreed to disagree. I told them they are full of shit and I will go over there to take photos, and they can stay here keep disconnecting the power.
The historic site of the Summer Hill flour mill has seen plenty of work in recent months, and the first residents are due to move in at the end of 2017.
The five-hectare industrial site of the flour mill has towered over the suburb’s leafy streets for almost 100 years, and developers say it will be transformed into “a beautifully planned place to live, work and play”.
One of the last people to get inside the mill before the redevelopment started was Brett Patman from Lost Collective.
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