BHP's Newcastle steelworks through the rear-view mirror, 20 years after closure

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
September 20 2019 - 9:30pm
SMOKE SIGNALS: 1918 photo of No2 blast furnace, showing blower house, boilers, furnace and ore bridges. Courtesy: Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association

MONDAY, September 30, marks the 20th anniversary of the day that the Broken Hill Proprietary Company closed its Newcastle steelmaking plant after 84 years of production.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.