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The Port of Thevenard, South Australia [picture] /

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Condition: Good.; Part of Collection: Buckland collection of railway transport photographs.; Title from label attached to verso.; "Airgraph, 4 The Parkway, Leabrook, S.A. ..."--Photographer's stamp.; "178. A77730"--Handwritten on verso.; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an24381084. The Port of Thevenard. In the lower righthand corner is seen the commencement of the jetty and the South Australian Harbors Board Weighbridge through which the mechanical conveyor equipment runs out to the end of the jetty. Here the mobile loading boom equipment, which is on rails, feeds directly into each hold of the steamer without any need for moving the steamer along the jetty. The loading rate, is 3500 tons per day and the gypsum is self trimmed in the ships holds. In the centre of this photograph are the wheat silos. Wheat is also loaded in bulk." [cont. ...]--Label attached to verso.[... cont.] "In the background behind the silos is the first plaster mill built in Australia and built by a Subsidiary of our Group. The railway trucks of gypsum are hauled in immediately in front of the plaster mill and then automatically discharged into an underground area from which the 400 yard conveyor belt conveys the gypsum to our stockpiles. Two grades of gypsum are stockpiled at Port Thevenard, and the "X" Grade for Cement Companies is seen on the right."--Label attached to verso

Topics: Silos -- South Australia -- Thevenard Harbor -- Photographs., Grain -- Storage -- South Australia -- Thevenard Harbor -- Photographs., Gypsum industry -- South Australia -- Thevenard Harbor -- Photographs., Railroads -- South Australia -- Thevenard Harbor -- Photographs., Thevenard Harbor (S.A.) -- Photographs.
Publisher: [19--]
Year: 1900
OAI identifier: oai:nla.gov.au:nla.pic-an24381084
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