Port Kembla - Coal, Steel and Grain

TonyCrehan

Hobart, Australia

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Featured in Australian Coastal Towns http://www.redbubble.com/groups/australian-coastal-towns Group on 01/19/13

Aerial view from the North West of Port Kembla outer and inner harbours and surrounding industry, commercial and residential areas and small foreshore nature reserves.

Around the inner harbour (bottom) can be seen (from left to right) the coal terminal, the end of the grain terminal and the Bluescope Steelworks terminals.

Port Kembla is a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

It has one of the largest industrial complexes in Australia. A copper smelter and refinery began production in 1908 followed by the Iron and Steel works in 1927.

Port Kembla has a long migration history accommodating waves of migrant workers and their families, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s from the UK, Italy, Macedonia and Germany. It continues to be a very culturally diverse area.

The concentration of heavy metal industry has caused many health problems for the community, particularly those associated with noxious gases.

“Kembla” is an aboriginal word for “plenty wildfowl”. Not many would be found in the area nowadays.

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot from the passenger cabin of a Boeing 737.

Featured 03/07/11 in From The Cockpit http://www.redbubble.com/groups/from-the-cockpit Group

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Port Kembla – Coal, Steel and Grain
by TonyCrehan

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