Prime Minister Billy Hughes visits BHP Steelworks, 1917

Title:
Prime Minister Billy Hughes visits BHP Steelworks, 1917
NFSA ID:
17769
Year:
1917
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Newcastle’s history has been dominated by coal mining and the steel industry. The Broken Hill Proprietary Steel Works (BHP) opened in 1915 and continued to operate for 84 years, employing around 50,000 people during that time. This clip from 1917 shows Prime Minister Billy Hughes and others visiting BHP in connection with the Federal Shipbuilding Scheme.