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Corporate entry Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (1885 - 2000)

From
1885
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
November 2000
Functions
Metallurgy, Mineralogy or mining and Resources
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited was incorporated in Victoria in 1885. Originally the Company was established to mine zinc, lead and silver at Broken Hill in New South Wales. Later the Company moved into steel making and oil and gas exploration. In November 2000 the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited became known as BHP Limited.

Timeline

 1885 - 2000 Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited
       2000 - 2001 BHP Limited
             2001 - BHP Billiton Limited

Archival resources

National Library of Australia

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd - Records, 1889 - 1957, 69/6; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd - Records, 1885 - 1967, 68/23; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Broken Hill South Ltd - Records, 1924 - 1971, 75/93; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Blainey, Geoffrey, The steel master: a life of Essington Lewis, Macmillan of Australia, South Melbourne, 1971, 217 pp. Details
  • Johnston-Liik, E.M., Liik, George and Ward, R.G., A Measure of Greatness: the Origins of the Australian Iron and Steel Industry, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1998, 376 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Blainey, Geoffrey, 'A Brief History of BHP Billiton', Journal of Australasian Mining History, vol. 8, 2010, pp. 23-35. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith