The collection features photographs taken by Hobart photographic studio Beattie’s Studio, also known as J.W. Beattie, for the Electrolytic Zinc Co. at the company’s Risdon smelter between 1920 and 1940. The collection depicts construction of new ...
Black-and-white photograph shows elevated view of the construction of the roasting and leaching divisions of the 100-Ton Plant, below the cell room, at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works, looking west towards Mount Faulkner
Black-and-white photograph shows construction of a retaining wall below the level of the train line for a new building as part of the roasting and leaching divisions of the 100-Ton Plant, at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works
Black-and-white photograph shows two workers atop a partially assembled crane on riverside wharf at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works at Risdon, with words “Babcock and Wilcox”, “London and Renfrew” on the nameplate.
Black-and-white photograph depicts stone foundations and timber bearers inside a pit excavated into a hillside at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works in front of substantial corrugated iron-clad sheds also under construction
Colour photograph of Cleburne Homestead, also known as the Mount Direction Homestead, a dwelling built in the 1830s at Risdon and threatened with demolition during the construction of the nearby Bowen Bridge.
Black-and-white photograph shows workmen sitting down and horse eating from nosebag in front of timber framework for concrete pour for construction of power station building at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works at Risdon 1921
Black-and-white photograph shows framework and construction of roasting division building at E.Z. Co. Zinc Works at Risdon, above railway line, with stockpile of logs and timber above railway cutting; Mount Faulkner in background