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monument to Lithgow's industrial history. It was here that
the first iron and the first steel in Australia were cast.
Sandford established the blast furnace in 1886 and it continued
production until 1928 when the entire industry was moved
to Port Kembla.
site has now been developed as a park around the remains
of the pump house and the foundations of the furnace.
more information go to:
History of the Blast Furnace