The Zinc Works book

The Zinc Works, Producing Zinc at Risdon 1916 - 1991 By Alison Alexander

The Zinc Works has been one of Tasmania's largest industries since 1916, the site has a fascinating history with many high's and low's. Alison Alexander has written the Zinc Works book from the point of view of the thousands of men and women who have worked at the site.

 


 

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Contents of Part 1

Foreword  —————————————————————–   iv

Acknowledgments  ——————————————————-  v                       

Part 1: A General History of Risdon  —————————-  1

1. ‘Six years of hard and anxious work’, 1916-1921  ———–  3

2. ‘Steady Prosperity’, 1922-1929  ———————————  25

3. ‘Adverse circumstances’, 1930-1939  ————————–  49

4. ‘Your duty is to produce zinc’, 1939-1951  ——————–  65

5. Prosperity and expansion, 1952 -1970  ————————  89

6. ‘The Good Old Days’  ———————————————- 123

7. ‘Pretty tough times’, 1972-1984  ——————————–  161

8. A time of change, 1984-1991  ———————————— 189


 

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 Contents of Part 2

Part 2. Risdon’s Departments and Divisions  ————-  205

9. Zinc Department  —————————————————-  207

10. Fertiliser Department  ——————————————–   257

11. Engineering Departments  ————————————–   271

12. Research, Fire and Watch, Supplies and Offices ———  307