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4943


Newcastle


Lemington, WW1 Munitions Factory


Lemington


NZ16SE


Industrial


Factory


Munitions Factory


Modern


C20


Documentary Evidence


The site of the present Anglo Great Lakes Factory, formed by the horseshoe bend in the river has a rather interesting industrial history. During World War 1 it was known as "Canary Island" due to the existence of a munitions factory using a substance with a bright yellow colouring. For many years after the war local people in the area still had traces of this colouring on their hair and skin.


183


638


NZ183638



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