Wandering around 798 — the industrial scale arts and cultural district of Beijing — yesterday, my old friend Shannon Bufton asked whatever happened to the former BHP site in Newcastle. Then i happened across this video via facebook today courtesy of Bob Cook who worked at the BHP for many years and is now a councillor on Newcastle City Council. It answers the question in a most powerful way.
Perhaps Tribute to Men & Women of Steel is only emotional for those of us who grew up in the shadow of the BHP steelworks but i really felt it when i saw this.
Bob has some other great videos at the Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association site.
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