Photograph 7495657
Many new settlers work in a unique Australian industry at Darra, Queensland, they help to make Portland cement from coralline deposits dredged up from the bed of Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, capital of the State. The material is shipped up the Brisbane River to the Darra works, where there are 88 post-war migrants among 312 workers. The works now make 270,000 tons of cement a year and production is being expanded to 500,000 tons. Former pig farm hand Sam Gerrard, 39, from Scotland, is a burner on one of Darra's big rotary kilns

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A12111, 1/1959/16/101
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