Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 06/14/2015


Photo taken on June 19, 2012


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Sugar Cane Mill

Sugar Cane Mill
Day 2 2012 Road Trip to Sydney from Queensland. Pacific Highway.
South Ballina to Old Bar via Nambucca Heads and Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Broadwater is a small town in the Richmond Valley local government area, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. In 2006, the town had a population of 463 people. It is on the Pacific Highway.

The history of Broadwater has largely revolved around its sugar mill. In 1863 Henry Cook and Alexander MacDonald became the first people to select land in the area. To begin with, sugar was grown and crushed on the small private farms in the region.

The Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) opened the town's sugar mill in 1880. In the early days sugar cane was grown as far up the Richmond River as the town of Bexhill and was carried to the mill on punts. In 1978 CSR sold the mill to the newly formed New South Wales Sugar Milling Cooperative, which established its head office at Broadwater.

Today Broadwater is the centre of the region's highly mechanised sugar industry, which is still a major employer. In recent years the area has also seen an influx of new settlers, attracted by its peaceful rural lifestyle.
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TSC Through the car window. "Forest Gump" photography. Why Forest Gump.. Well you stick the camera out of the vehicle window and shoot at random... "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"
Monochrome version in the note on this image :-) The original had a really bright blue sky so I toned it down.

Serge Le Dantec, Indycaver (Norm), fragglerocks, Amazingstoker and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


25 comments - The latest ones
Valfal
Valfal
Excellent capture, and very interesting history, Gillian!
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
I was going to say that this way NOT the passenger seat, but where you live it is! This is very industrial and I like it!
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Wow Gillian - this shot could have been taken down the road from me - I also live in sugar cane country!
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
fantastic industrial picture Gillian, even more as it was took from a car window !!I love the colors too wich give a very special atmopshere to the place..
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
Ich mag die verschiedenen Schornsteine!
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Well captured.....I like the idea of people seeking a peaceful rural lifestyle there (though the buildings look far from peaceful or rural there!)

Nice processing, the dark sky goes well
2 years ago.
LutzP
LutzP
... many things to discover. Thanks for the interesting information. Greets Lutz
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Very interesting info. Great job Gillian!
2 years ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Fine saturated colours
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Interesting place and information - well done!
2 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Neat shot and a very interesting history! :)
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
nice industrial capture and good informtion
2 years ago.
Jean-Marc Bureau
Jean-Marc Bureau
nice x-processing
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
great capture of the mundane, love the colour and light, much prefer this to the mono version
2 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
nice one
2 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Lovely tones, interesting history :)))
I've only ever seen sugar cane fields in Cuba.
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
great looking factory, the second one looks fine too
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
love the vintage tones.
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Always a pleasure to read the history behind a photograph. Great shots of the sugar cane mill .. the mono version gives it a vintage feel.:)
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shot from the car. Interesting information too.
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks everyone :-)
2 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Never realized how much a sugar cane mlll and a cement plant look alike, but then they use basically same process to produce the final product. Excellent shot and information
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Neat photo!
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I was amazed at all the sugar fields when I was there. I suppose that the factories needed to be nearby, but I never saw them.
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks Charlie, Norm and Esther :-)
2 years ago.