Iron and Steel Timeline

  • First attempt at smelting iron and steel.

    In this year the first attempt of smelting iron and steel was in Mittagong, NSW. The smeltering plant was not economical and closed by 1877.
  • Another smeltering plant opened.

    in this year another smeltering plant was opened in Victoria.
  • Blast furnace

    This small blast furnace lasted into the 1880s but was not an economical prosposition.
  • Smelting plant closed

    In this year the smelting plant closed because it was not economical.
  • Blast Furnace Product

    The first blast furnace product was made a Iron locomotive wheel.
  • Establishment of Broken Hill

    Broken Hill was Australias first mining and steel production companies.