Iron steel

The Australian Industrialisation of Iron and Steel

  • The First Attempt

    At Mittagong, NSW, the first exploration of iron and steel smelting began, and he first smelting plant was born, though it closed in 1877, due to economical issues.
  • The Second Attempt

    Another try at the smelting began in 1873 in Victoria. A blast furnace was built in 1875 and was active in the 1880s.
  • BHP

    BHP is founded, which brings a revolution to the steel and iron industries.