Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Burnie Paper Mill Closes Down

The owners of the Burnie Paper Mill, Paperlinx have announced that the mill will close, with around 140 workers to lose their jobs. The massive complex was documented in a previous blog entry, and it has a diverse range of industrial post war buildings. The familiar sights and sounds of the factory as one drives past to get to Burnie will soon be no more, and another chapter of Tasmania's industrial legacy will be lost forever.

A collection of fascinating photographs from the 1950s and 1960s of the Burnie Paper Mill by Photographer Wolfgang Sievers, who speicliased in Architectural photography can be viewed here. It's hard to believe that when his photographs were taken the Mill was only just over 10 years old!

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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

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