Men at work at Alcoa bauxite mine, Jarrahdale

Item

Title

Men at work at Alcoa bauxite mine, Jarrahdale

Creator

Stevenson, Kinder and Scott Corporate Photography

Date

1968

Identifier

363509PD
b3379983_1

Spatial Coverage

Jarrahdale (W.A)

Rights

For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.

Source

Description

Alcoa commenced mining at Jarrahdale in 1963, marking the birth of the Aluminium industry in Australia. The first mine pit was at the Jarrahdale site now known as Langford Park. Ore mined from Jarrahdale was transported by rail to Alcoa’s Kwinana Alumina Refinery and in the first year of operation 48,750 tonnes of bauxite were mined and transported to Kwinana. Mining ceased in 1998. 

Format

negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm

Type

Still Image