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Hauling antimony from the gorge (1926)

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The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW), Monday 6 December 1926


An engineering feat worthy of mention has just been accomplished by Messrs. C. Boundy and T. and W. Faint. A steel rope, weighing over three tons, and measuring 8909 feet has just been hung, and is now swinging from the highest point of Hillgrove gorge to within a quarter of a mile of the bottom. To tighten the rope, the services of T. Faint’s big tractor was requisitioned, that being the most difficult job. Now that the work has been completed, antimony, which has been lying at the bottom of the gorge, will be able to be hauled to the top.

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June 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

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