Birth of an industry

IN AN extract from an article appearing in the March 2016 edition of the Australia's Mining Monthly magazine, John McIlwraith tells of the enormity of the challenge faced.

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Construction of the Pilbara iron ore facilities was extremely hands-on.

In the first surge of growth 2000km of railway, three ports, four new towns and all the impedimenta of a modern society were built, at a speed modern engineers would envy.

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