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Conditions of Production at Hercules

(Description of working conditions over the life of the Works.)

On the Job

Chinese Workers

Chinese Workers

Chinese Workers at Explosives Factory

Chinese workers were an important component of the workforce at CPW's Hercules Works from the start of operations in 1881...


Living in the Company Town

Living in the Company Town

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Since it commenced operations in 1881, the principal activity at the Hercules powder works was the manufacture of dynamite and...

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