Jack Carroll

Jack Carroll was nineteen when he went to work at Wittenoom in 1947. He started working at the mine, but the work was too hard for him so he was transferred to the mill. Even here the working conditions were so atrocious that he left after a total of 17 weeks.

  • Working in the mine
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    Description:
    Jack Carroll was nineteen when he went to work at Wittenoom in 1947. He started working at the mine, but the work was too hard for him so he was transferred to the mill. Even here the working conditions were so atrocious that he left after a total of 17 weeks. Here he describes what working in the mill was like.
  • The tailings
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    Description:
    After the asbestos had been processed the waste had to be disposed of. As Jack Carroll explains, this was yet another indescribably dusty and dirty job.
  • Mill processing
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    Description:
    Here Jack Carroll describes the milling processing of the asbestos rock after it had been brought to the surface out of the mine.
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