Canberra Good Neighbour in Canberra, Australian-Capital-Territory
1 Mar 1959

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1 Mar 1959

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1959, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Latrobe Vali a new Industrial giant tremendous Post War development is fast turning Australia St Latrobe Valley into the mos important Power and fuel Centre in the Southern hemisphere. Huge Brown Coal open cuts Power stations briquette works and Gasi fiction plants have made the Valley �?90 mile from Melbourne a the Valley serve population an Victoria. Some of Australia s Foremost planners visualise that within the next few decades the Latrobe Valley will have big bustling skyscraper cities to rival Melbourne with its present 1,500,000 people. An indication of the part Post War migrations playing in this dynamic development is the fact that the Latrobe Valley has the highest concentration of migrant sin Australia. 64 per cent migrants the 1954 census showed that at ise Borough 64 per cent of the population were foreign born with about half from Britain. Migrant from the United kingdom and All parts of Europe comprise More than 30 per cent of the workers in the Valley s vast fuel and Power projects. They Are working in nearly All spheres from new project construction gangs to maintenance staff on existing Power stations. Life blood for the Valley s almost unlimited future will be its huge deposits of Brown Coal believed to be the largest in the world. Reset Coal suitable for open Cut working exceed 22,000 Millio exploratory Boring indicates that there Are further sex ten Ling in age from 20 to 50 million years runs in an Unbro thick in parts of the Many Alfourn open Cut. One the Valley penetrated 750ft. Of continuous Brown Coa elect a to cuts and one subsidiary open Cut together prod cof Brown Coal a year ins s a the annul a to two Gas years the i Boun 1,210 spirit Doub flow the surface. 0 years at Yal Lourn and victorian Sion will have in operation a in Coal burning Power stations with a combined of 8,000 million kilowatt hours and works with a combined annual production of Over e briquettes. Drawing on Germany s experience in producing Al the victorian Gas and fuel corporation two Dan �8 million Brown Coal Gasi fiction Plant using ensure Gas fiction process. 103-mile pipeline connects the Plant with Mellow produces 5,200 million cubic feet of Gas f Brown Coal tar 560,000 Gallons of Benz Ole motor Gallons of Oil. It two years the capacity of the Plant will be a above yugoslav Bor Djuro Elinger a fitter s assistant at Yal Lourn Power station helps in the annual overhaul of one of the Turbo generators. Migrant from Europe and the . Comprise More than 30 . Of workers in the Yal Lourn Valley. A below pictured in one of the control stations at Yal Lourn Power station is 36-year-old latvian migrant Bronislavs Zubulis. He migrated10 years ago is now an australian citizen. A above migrant workers from three countries in the electrical workshop at Plant left to right electrician s assistant Anton Barneveld 47, from Holland and electrical mechanics Kurt Spieth 34, from Germany and Samuel Barclay 35, who came Here from Scotland a left Yal Lourn Power station on this Banks of the Latrobe present capacity of 381,000 kilowatts the Power station produces Over 40 per cent of the total electricity generated in Victoria. A above Yal Lourn open Cut which produces 8,000,000 tons of Brown Coal a year. The whole output is used locally in the Power station and briquette factory. The Seani averages More than 200ft. Thickness. A above Oil and water was towers at the �8 million Gas and fuel corporation at Morwell in the Yal Lourn Valley. The Plant is connected with Melbourne by a pipeline 103 Miles Long. A left working in the administrative offices of the Plant is Irish migrant Terry industrialised the Yal Lourn Valley has the highest concentration of migrants in Australia. 6 right hungarian born Bill Dickson now a naturalised australian citizen is a Generator Plant operator at the Gasi fiction Plant at Morwell. The Plant is now producing Gas Brown Coal tar Benz Ole motor spirit and Oil

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