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Wardang Island, sand storage bin
Title : Wardang Island, sand storage bin Wardang Island, sand storage bin
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Date of creation : ca. 1925
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 160 x 210 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Lime sand deposits at Wardang Island.

From 1910 to 1968 Broken Hill Associated Smelters quarried lime sand from Wardang Island to use in its smelting process at Port Pirie.

From 1918, this was a mechanised process, with a purpose built railway transporting the sand from the north of the Island down to the jetty, where trucks such as this carted it to waiting barges. Sand was amassed in these large storage bins when no barge was in port.
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Wardang Island
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Heinrich, Rhoda. Wide sails and wheat stacks: a history of Port Victoria and the Hundred of Wauraltee. Port Victoria, S.A.: Port Victoria Centenary Committee, 1976

Wardang Island: maritime heritage trail, Adelaide: State Heritage Branch, Dept. of Environment and Planning, 1991
Internet links :
ABC. Shipwrecks - Wardang Island

District Council of Yorke Peninsula. Wardang Island



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