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    The steel industry played a big part in shaping the community for the 84 years between 1915 and 1999.
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    Last Days @ Big Harry’s Place


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    Plant Equipment Service BHP & Contract employees 1989
     
     
    Steel Men. 1989

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      Notice Walsh Island in background and the Sailing       Ships.
     
     
    1914 Iron Ore Hoist

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    memorial EOI

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    Ore Bridge - Photo courtesy of Terry Chesworth
     
     
    The end of an era

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    Number 4  Blast Furnace - Photo courtesy of Terry Chesworth
     
     
    The end of an era

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    Coke Ovens - Photo courtesy of Terry Chesworth
     
     
    The end of an era

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    Newcastle Steelworks taken from Stockton in 1998

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    The Coke Ovens and Blast Furnace Gas Holders once dominated the Steelworks landscape, which could be seen from most Newcastle Suburbs.

The larger Blast Furnace Gas Holder was commissioned in 1938 and held approximately 80,000 cubic meters of gas from the Blast Furnace.

It was 75m high and 42m in diameter, which consisted of a 22-sided polygon made of specially pressed steel plates, a steel bottom and self-supporting roof. Inside the shell was a piston, which floated on the gas stored underneath. The piston was weighted with hundreds of concrete blocks, the number of which determined the operating pressure of the gas.

The smaller Coke Ovens Gas Holder was commissioned in 1937 and held approximately 56,000 cubic meters of gas from the Coke Ovens.

It was 63m high and 38m in diameter, which consisted of a 20-sided polygon.

The gas holders played a vital role in the energy balance on the Works and without the holders the Coke Ovens and Blast Furnace gas would be flared to atmosphere to control the pressure.  

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    Newcastle Steelworks Gasholders

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