Ship loading by conveyor belt

Accession Number ART23419
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 61.6 x 76.6 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil with scratching in over charcoal on canvas
Maker Ragless, Max
Place made Australia: South Australia, Whyalla
Date made May 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Iron ore is pictured being loaded on to a ship at Whyalla, South Australia. Iron ore travelled by conveyor belt at the rate of 1000 tons per hour and was poured into a ship at the end of the jetty. The ore came from Iron Knob, or Iron Monarch in South Australia and was intended for smelters in the eastern states of Australia.