Residents of North Shore discuss their memories of growing up in a time of major industrial growth between the 1920s-1950s which saw the development of businesses including: the Phosphate Cooperative Company of Australia (the ‘Phossie’), Corio Distillery, the International Harvester (the ‘Harvester’), Ford Motor Company (‘Fords’) and the Shell oil refinery.
Residents grew up with these companies literally over the back fence and many of their stories depict childhood memories of mischievous exploration. Many residents were employed by the industries, some hopping from job to job, whilst others spent the majority of their working lives at the likes of Ford or the Phossie.
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Industry in Our Backyard
Created by Cultural Value, 2012.
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Geelong Heritage Centre, State Library of Victoria, and van der Chys private collection.