The History of BHP in the Industrial Revolution

  • Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited

    Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited was established which was Australia's first major mining and steel production company.
  • Smelting

    The company began the operation of smelting at Port Pirie, South Australia.
  • International Exports

    BHP began to export lead to China.
  • Leases

    BHP obtains the leases of Iron Knob and Iron Baron iron ore deposits in South Australia.
  • Iron Knob

    BHP commences mining at the Iron Knob iron-ore deposit in South Australia.
  • Steelworks

    BHP creates a steelwork operation in Newcaslte, New South Wales.