The Steel Master – Essington Lewis. – Blainey, Geoffrey.

Blainey, Geoffrey.


Publisher: Macmillan. Melbourne. 1971 (Ist Edition)

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8vo, XII, 217pp. Hardcover with d/w in excellent condition now protected by clear archival covering, text also in pristine condition with only a neat inscription to the prior owner on ffep. This is the definitive story of the great Essington Lewis who via his work with BHP, built up Australia’s steel industry so that the country no longer had to rely on imported steel, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s, with Japanese Imperialist aggression on the horizon. There are many fascinating b/w photos included as well.