Archivist Amnesia – Can You Help?

Every now and again we come across a photo or document we don’t know much about.  When this happens, we ask our community to help! Do you know a thing or two about refinery construction? Can you identify what’s going on in this photo? What we know already: Image taken for Head Wrightson Pty Ltd to document the construction work at the BP Refinery, Kwinana, … Continue reading Archivist Amnesia – Can You Help?

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 … Continue reading Building an industry