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Historic Engineering Plaque : 24-03-2014
Historic Engineering Plaque : 24-03-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
Historic Engineering Marker at the site of the Lithgow Blast Furnace.

The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering heritage.

Location

Address:Inch Street, Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow, 2790
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.475076
Long: 150.170161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

(plaque)

HISTORIC ENGINEERING MARKER
LITHGOW BLAST FURNACE
THIS IS THE SITE OF THE BLAST FURNACE AND AUXILIARY PLANT ERECTED BY WILLIAM SANDFORD IN 1906-07 AND EXTENDED BY THE HOSKINS COMPANY IN 1913. IT SERVED THE LITHGOW IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY UNTIL 1928, WAS THE FIRST CONTINUOUSLY ECONOMIC PRODUCER OF AUSTRALIAN STEEL AND MADE POSSIBLE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OTHER STEEL PRODUCING CENTRES AT NEWCASTLE AND PORT KEMBLA.

DEDICATED BY 
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS , AUSTRALIA 1992.

Source: MA
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