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Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd teapot

Overall: 105 x 185 x 100 mm
Medium: Electro - plated nickle silver
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Teapot
Object No: 00007251

User Terms

    This teapot features the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited's (BHP) initials. Since the 1920s BHP have operated a shipping fleet of bulk carriers which services its mining operations.
    SignificanceThis souvenir milk jug highlights the history of BHP as a major Australian shipowner.
    HistoryBroken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) began its operations at the lead, silver and zinc mine in Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1885. It leased an iron ore mine in South Australia in 1899 and in 1915, commissioned its first steelworks in Newcastle, New South Wales. During the 1920s, BHP formed a shipping fleet and since then has been a major Australian shipowner. During the 1940s and 1950s it was also a major shipbuilder at Whyalla, South Australia. Until the 1970s its shipping operations serviced only its own coastal requirements to carry materials for its steelmaking industry, but it then expanded into overseas trade. Its bulk carriers operate on regular national and international routes.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd teapot

    Assigned title: Metal tea pot from the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP).

    Collection title: Rice collection

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