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Hummock Hill was given to the City of Whyalla by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (B.H.P.) during its centenary year to commemorate the role of the Whyalla community in the Company's development.

Broken Hill Proprietary’s rich history began in a silver, lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Australia. Incorporated in 1885, BHP engaged in the discovery, development, production and marketing of iron ore, copper, oil and gas, diamonds, silver, lead, zinc and a range of other natural resources. BHP was also a market leader in value-added flat steel products.



Address:Queen Elizabeth Drive, Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla, 5600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.037204
Long: 137.590919
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1885
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th March, 1986
Front Inscription

        B. H. P. Centenary
           1885 - 1985
          Hummock Hill

On 12th March 1986 The Chairman,
The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited,
    Sir James Balderstone
Presented The Mayor Of The Corporation
Of The City Of Whyalla, Mrs Aileen Ekblom
With The Hummock Hill Project
For Use By The People Of Whyalla.

The Project Was Chosen By B.H.P.
As Part Of Its Centenary Celebrations
And Is In Recognition Of The Role Played
By The Community, Past And Present,
In The Company's Development.



Source: MA
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