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The wharves and BHA smelters. Port Pirie

Date: 1915-1925
Overall: 87 x 142 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00000834
Place Manufactured:Port Pirie

User Terms

    The wharves and Broken Hill Associated smelters at Port Pirie, South Australia
    SignificanceBHAS became the biggest lead smelter in the world by 1934 processing lead and zinc ore from Broken Hill.
    HistoryAlthough a small smelting works had been operating at Port Pirie since 1889, it was not until 1915 that the Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd (BHAS) was established at the site. BHAS was jointly owned by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company and North Broken Hill. See 'Encyclopedia of Australian Science' online.

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