By Donkeys
  • Tin discovered on the 'broken hill'

    charles rasp believes he found tin in the brarrier ranges in western NSW.
  • BHP establishment

    BHP was established in 1885. australias first major mining and steel production company.
  • Smelting commences at port pirie South Australia

  • First export of lead to china by BHP

  • Leases are obtained over iron knob and iron baron iron-ore desposits in South Autralia.

  • BHP commences iron-ore mining at iron knob

  • BHP begins steelworks operation at newcastle, NSW