Building an industry

Throughout 1953 contractors were hard at work erecting a steel city for Anglo-Persian (later BP) and Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd down on the beach front.

Most of the contract workers were men who would have little to do with Kwinana’s future, and who were housed in a temporary construction camp. They knew that when the project was over they would be sent to some other corner of the earth to build another petroleum refinery.