Using archival footage, this short film takes a historical look at the discovery of silver and lead at Broken Hill, the underground mining process and the beginning and early history of the Port Pirie smelter.
This historical video features Broken Hill mines and concentrate processing (NSW) - Broken Hill to Port Pirie rail - Wardang Island mining - Port Pirie Smelter South Australia (125 years in operation) - Port Pirie community and shipping.
Most of the original 16mm films used to produce this video were saved from the tip. Please treasure any historical films. They are a precious archive of our history. What you document today is our history tomorrow.
Produced by : MAV Media website : mavmedia.com.au