Photograph 9759563
Migrants from 33 countries are playing a vital part in the dramatic expansion of Australia's steel industry. At Port Kembla Steel Works, 56 miles south of Sydney, NSW, more than 5 700 of the total work force of nearly 13 000 are post war migrants from Britain and Europe - about forty five per cent. Annual ingot steel production at the works has soared from under 500 000 tons in 1949 to 2 200 000 tons today. Happy with new life is Helmut Wagner, 29, who migrated from Berlin 6 months ago. Helmut is a mould cleaner in the open hearth

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A12111, 1/1960/16/243
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