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Digitised Oral History – Truganina Explosives Reserve - Tape 7 Cliff Gibson

From the Collection of Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society Inc (TERPS) 276 Queen Street Altona Victoria

Object Registration
55.007
Keywords
explosives, lighter, sailing lighters, the brig martha, deer park, australian chemical company, nobel explosives company, ici, james scott and company, jacks magazine, william wardell, george thomas chirnside, 1897, 1901, pier, bill grant, james mullins, 2 foot gauge tramway, explosives trucks, explosive magazines, railway explosives vans, queen street, richard rendle holten, ports and harbours, the lighter truganina, the lighter george stone, rose, mary jane, tarniet, derrimut, boonah, deutgam, naval dockyards williamstown, charlie curry, powder barges, cargo net, alma doepel, huia, wongalla, joseph sims, argonaut, maryland, pirie, lady isobel, taranui, point wilson, failee, captain dyson, hector pirie
Historical information
The interviews were recorded in 2000 by Bronwen Gray and Alan Young for the production of Unreserved, Stories from Truganina Explosives Reserve, animated stories from past residents, workers and interested people of the Reserve (subject to copyright 2004).

Cliff Gibson, a Williamstown resident, discusses the handling and shipping of explosives in the Port of Melbourne between 1863 to 1962 and the establishment, development and history of Truganina Explosives Reserve. In the interview he mentions the names of the Lighters and Ships used to transport the explosives to and from the Truganina Explosives Reserve.
When Made
2018
Significance
A primary source of information on memories of the Truganina Explosives Reserve and Altona,Victoria
Last updated
27 Apr 2020 at 11:48AM