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2  Last Links to a
 Manufacturing Giant

The Bulk Store was actually one of the smaller buildings on the site. By the 1920s the factory was considered to be the largest agricultural implement factory in the southern hemisphere, and it eventually covered 30.4 hectares (76 acres).

Now, imagine the scale of the rest of the factory. Imagine you are surrounded by sawtooth-roofed buildings and the hum of the power station.

The power station generated power for the houses around Sunshine, as well as the factory itself. Just behind the Bulk Store there used to be a railway line which was one of five arterial rail lines running through the factory. Close by were the header and drill production lines, the quality control section, factory offices and the laboratory.

Interior of Factory & Russell Street
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