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Documenting and preserving the stories and the images of the people and places of Melbourne's West since 1984

 

 

Visitor Centre
Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue,
Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10

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park history - pipemakers park

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pipemakers, maribyrnong

During the 1950’ to 1970’s, the workers at the Hume Pipe Factory were from many different nationalities – Italian, Yugoslav, Maltese, Dutch and Australian. At peak times, the works employed about 200 people. They worked on ten hour day or night shifts and also did overtime up to sixteen hours. The work was hard and noisy. Each worker at the Maribyrnong factory had to reach a target production figure by the end of the day. Then some of the men went fishing, eeling, rabbiting or mushrooming. On the work site.


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BOARD 1
the making of pipemakers park

BOARD 2
ancient river valley
aboriginal camp site

BOARD 3
locomotives
sheep to tallow

BOARD 4
meat cannery

BOARD 5
export to world
refridgeration pioneer

BOARD 6
quarrying + pipemaking

BOARD 7
pipemakers

BOARD 8
pipes to the world

 

maribyrnong

LMW is supported by Parks Victoria and the City of Maribyrnong

Pipemakers Park is managed by the City of Maribyrnong.

 

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