Days of Fire and Steel

Lithgow Blast Furnace Park is a monument to Lithgow’s industrial history. It was here that the first iron and the first steel in Australia were cast. William Sandford established the blast furnace in 1886 and it continued production until 1928 when the entire industry was moved to Port Kembla. The site has now been developed as a park around the remains of the pump house and the foundations of the furnace.

Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. FRAME

“A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love


10 thoughts on “Days of Fire and Steel

    1. Thanks Julie … This place (Lithgow) could have had a much better future if better decisions were made decades ago by various governments, who on a massive scale let the town’s industrial heritage be systematically removed for no rational reason. It was perhaps the best example of how to not do conservation I’ve ever seen. So this picture is actually just what happened – the town lost it’s life (its colour).

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