Photograph 9759564
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. machine operator on the tinning line, Chris Rasmussen, 44, migrated from Denmark with wife and three children 3 and a half years ago. He earned 1 484 Pounds in job last year, has his own car, hopes to build a house next year

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A12111, 1/1960/16/244
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