Asbestos Mining

Images of the asbestos industry in the north-west of WA
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816B/TB/2699: Bagging asbestos, Wittenoom, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1882620?lang=eng

816B/TB/2699: Bagging asbestos, Wittenoom, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1882620?lang=eng

146073PD: Entrance to the asbestos mine, Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

Entrance to the asbestos mine, Wittenoom, 1961

816B/TB/2676: Transport of asbestos ore, Wittenoom asbestos mine, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1886868?lang=eng

Asbestos ore from storage bin passing down shute onto the back of Commer truck, Wittenoom asbestos mine, July

BA875/69: Asbestos mine at Wittenoom, 1950 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1963797?lang=eng

Asbestos mine at Wittenoom,

084932PD: Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4680044?lang=eng

084932PD: Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4680044?lang=eng

1648B/5: Asbestos miners Jack Trinidad and Jim Edmonds pushing cart down white asbestos mine, Nunyerry, 1957 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1960197?lang=eng

Asbestos miners Jack Trinidad (left) and Jim Edmonds pushing cart down white asbestos mine at Nunyerry,

816B/TB/2679: Entrance to Wittenoom Asbestos mine, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1923178?lang=eng

Entrance to Wittenoom Asbestos Mine, July

816B/TB/2683: Mechanised underground conveyor belt carrying asbestos ore to the surface for treatment, Wittenoom Asbestos mine, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1886878?lang=eng

Mechanised underground conveyor belt carrying asbestos ore to the…

816B/TB/2671: Asbestos mine, Western Gorge, Wittenoom, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1886863?lang=eng

816B/TB/2671: Asbestos mine, Western Gorge, Wittenoom, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1886863?lang=eng

146074PD: Asbestos mine, Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

146074PD: Asbestos mine, Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

BA875/70: Inspecting asbestos in mine at Wittenoom, 1950 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1963797?lang=eng

BA875/70: Inspecting asbestos in mine at Wittenoom, 1950 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1963797?lang=eng

816B/TB/2678: Unloading explosives at entrance to Wittenoom Asbestos Mine, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1886870?lang=eng

Unloading explosives at entrance to Wittenoom Asbestos Mine, July

816B/TB/2687: Miner operating a mechanical bogger, scooping up asbestos ore, Wittenoom, July 1958 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1882611?lang=eng

Miner operating a mechanical bogger machine, scooping up asbestos ore, Wittenoom, July

BA2521/293: Following a cyclone, asbestos from slag heaps has flowed from Wittenoom Gorge about 50km across the plain, July 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232405?lang=eng

BA2521/293: Following a cyclone, asbestos from slag heaps has flowed from Wittenoom Gorge about 50km across the plain, July 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232405?lang=eng

146071PD: Blue asbestos seams, Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

146071PD: Blue asbestos seams, Wittenoom, 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

146066PD: Wittenoom Gorge and the asbestos mine, June 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

146066PD: Wittenoom Gorge and the asbestos mine, June 1961 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4232624?lang=eng

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