Industralisation of iron and steel

By Benny_P
  • Frst attempt to smelt iron and steel in Australia

    The first attempt of establishing iron and steel smelting in Australia took place in NSW near Mittagong but closed in 1877 because it was not economical.
  • Another attempt for a Smelting Plant

    The Victoria MIning Company started a Smelting Plant, later to become the Lal Lal Iron Mining Co.Ltd.
  • Blast Furnace

    A small blast furnace was operated into the 1880s but was never economic. An employee was sent to Britain to learn about the technology associated with the construction of a blast furnace, but it was five years before any satisfactory production was achieved. A product from the furnace was iron locomotive wheels.