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Iron Knob
Title : Iron Knob Iron Knob
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Creator : Moore, Brian, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 35 mm slide
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Sign beside the road promoting Iron Knob as the 'birthplace of the Australian steel industry' and mine tours.

Iron knob is located on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. Commercial mining began at Iron Knob in 1880 and BHP (now BHP Billiton) took over the lease of the mine in 1899. The success of its operations at Iron Knob contributed to the development and growth of the Australian steel industry.

Coverage year : 2003
Place : Iron Knob
Further reading :
Casey, Ada and Marlene Cleasby. Looking back: a history of Iron Knob, Iron Knob, SA: A. Casey, c1984



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