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Cooler at Young Brother's sugar plantation, Bundaberg

Date: c 1890
Overall: 93 x 152 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[075]

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    A black and white image of a large open structure of about seven stories above broader floor with substantial piers below. Each floor is stacked with cut sugar cane. The image is titled 'Cooler at Young Bro's sugar plantation Bundaberg'.

    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.
    HistoryArthur, Horace and Ernest Young bought the property in known as 'Fairymead' at Bundaberg in 1878 and began to
    work at transforming it "into a profitable, state of the art, sugar plantation". Despite their initial lack of knowledge of sugar production, the Young brothers soon became known for their innovations to the sugar industry. These innovations included larger crushing rollers, improved furnace facilities, the tramway cane transport system, irrigation and great strides into the mechanisation of cane harvesting.

    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Cooler at Young Brother's sugar plantation, Bundaberg

    Assigned title: View of a large open structure at center with seven stories that are above a broader floor with piers below, each floor being packed with vegetation in the foreground is a pipeline, from Young Brither's Sugar Plantation, Bundaberg

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