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Machinery room, Bingera sugar mills

Date: 1900-1920
Overall: 151 x 203 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[033]

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    A black and white white photograph of machinery titled "Machinery room. Bingera Sugar Mills b21'.
    Bingera Sugar Mills, located west of Bundaberg in Queensland, was established in 1885 and is still operating today as part of Bunderberg Sugar.

    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryNot long after this image was taken, in 1927 the Bingera Mill was recorded as crushing 42 tons of cane per hour and had crushed 120,000 in one season. During the crushing season the factory worked three shifts, all day and night. About 50% of the cane supplies are drawn over Government railway line, and the balance is carried on the Company's own railway lines, which were about 80 miles in extent.
    - Burnett and Isles Pictorial, 1927.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Scene inside building with corrugated iron roof, large metal wheels, cogs, belts, massive machinery. from a machinery room of large factory possibly sugar production at Bingera, Queensland, Australia

    Collection title: Machinery room, Bingera sugar mills

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