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CSR Construction News

  • AU NBAC S889A
  • Serial

North Sydney. Published by the Readymix Group CSR Limited. Incorporates Hume News which was last published in Vol 66 no 4 Sep 1989 (S69)

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Archives deposit 1

  • AU NBAC N305
  • Deposit
  • 1791 - 1986

The deposit consists of CSR Sydney Archives Section files containing correspondence, memoranda, extracts of minutes, legal documents, newspaper cuttings, reports, histories of the sugar industry, immigration and labour, bibliographies and papers re Knox family, publications, photographs, illustrations, and miscellaneous documents relating to CSR Limited, its officers, the Australian and international sugar industry. Also includes records relating to the Fiji sugar industry, pineapple activities in Fiji and Fiji tramways.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Archives deposit 2

  • AU NBAC N306
  • Deposit
  • 1880s - 1980s

The deposit consists of CSR Sydney Archives Section files containing correspondence, memoranda, extracts of minutes, legal documents, newspaper cuttings, press statements, reports, staff records, histories of the sugar industry, immigration and labour, publications, photographs, illustrations, and miscellaneous documents relating to CSR Limited and its officers. This includes records related to the Australian sugar industry and CSR’s operations in Australia in addition to the international sugar industry and CSR’s operations in Fiji and dealings with Japan and China. This deposit also includes records relating to Australian Estates Co Ltd.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Glanville Refinery deposit

  • AU NBAC N329
  • Deposit
  • 1914 - 1991

Refinery Managers' conference papers, production data sheets and reports.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Goondi Mill deposit 1

  • AU NBAC N126
  • Deposit
  • 1884 - 1987

These records were created during the operation of the Goondi Mill from its commencement in 1884 to its closure in 1987. The deposit consists of general letters received 1890-1962, and sent to Head Office 1884-1963; staff and private letters received from Head Office 1890-1963, and sent by Goondi to Head Office 1891-1960; clippings of Technical Field correspondence sent by Head Office to Goondi 1936-1965, copies of Technical Field letters sent to Head Office 1932-1968; copies of cane variety trial reports 1939-1955; engineering notes 1885-1966; chemical inspection notes 1925-1964; manufacture inspection notes 1913-1940; Mill Inspectors notes 1901-1965; correspondence with the Water Quality Council of Queensland; tables showing crop yields 1898-1972; farm production register and farm ownership registers 1931-1987; miscellaneous records re employment of Kanaka labour, World War II war service land settlement scheme; photographs of the mill and staff.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Goondi Mill deposit 2

  • AU NBAC N341
  • Deposit
  • 1890 - 1942

The deposit from Goondi Mill (Queensland) consists of letter books 1892-1920; engineers reports and notes 1890-1941; union claims and labour matters 1939-40; Royal Commission on Sugar questionnaire 1942.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Hambledon Mill deposit

  • AU NBAC Z438
  • Deposit
  • 1882 - 1992

Correspondence, operational reports, crop yield reports, inspection notes, engineers logs, laboratory tables, sketch books (buildings and equipment), photographs, press cuttings, maps and plans, Cane Price Board records, wages books 1914-1928. CSR purchased Hamilton Mill and Estate in 1897, however, the mill had been operating since 1883.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Head Office deposit

  • AU NBAC 142
  • Deposit
  • 1847 - 1970

The bulk of these records consist of Head Office correspondence between 1855 and 1947. Until 1947, Head Office outward letters were copied in press copy letter books. Most have detailed indexes, including the inward letters received from 1903. Where gaps exist in the Head Office series, or the material is damaged or fragile it is sometimes possible to locate the same content in the Branch or Mill end of the correspondence.

The deposit also consists of annual reports, share records, New Zealand Sugar Company Limited board minutes, legal documents re lands in Fiji (1885-1970), chemical records, technical reports and data re sugar production, circulars, price lists, photographs (1868-1961) and press cuttings. Items 3619-4100 consist of photographs, series of photographs and albums.

These records contain information on CSR refineries in Australia and New Zealand, raw sugar mills in Australia and Fiji, sugar marketing, distilleries, ocean vessels, pineapple canning in Fiji, the beginnings of the divisions of building materials and industrial chemicals, mining, and defence projects 1939-1945. Also includes correspondence and records of the Australasian Sugar Company, and Robey and Company.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Head Office photographs

  • AU NBAC 171
  • Deposit
  • circa 1878 - 1960

A collection of photographs previously kept at the Technical Library of CSR Limited in Sydney re company office buildings in Sydney and Brisbane; annual staff sporting events 1948, 1951-52; cane cultivation and experimental work, sugar milling in Australia and Fiji; hurricane and flood damage; beef cattle property at Yaqara, Fiji; refineries in Australia and New Zealand; distillery operations producing industrial alcohol, methylated spirits, molasses, carbon dioxide; views of early stages of the Building Materials Division, the Activated Carbon plant at Pyrmont and pineapple production in Fiji

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Macknade Mill deposit

  • AU NBAC N141
  • Deposit
  • 1905 - 1936

The deposit consists of Cane Inspector reports and returns, correspondence and a record of sugar cane farmers working for CSR 1905-1906.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Pilbara Iron Ltd deposit

  • AU NBAC Z275
  • Deposit
  • 1964 - 1985

The deposit consists of board papers, reports, correspondence, legal documents, plans and drawings, reports from the Pilbara Iron Technical Group Office, printed material, agreements and deeds, and records re employee housing scheme.

Pilbara Iron Limited

CSR Limited Publicity Department deposit 1

  • AU NBAC Z364
  • Deposit
  • 1860 - 1984

The deposit consists of 634 photographic prints from the CSR Limited Publicity Department illustrating industry exhibitions re Royal Agricultural Society show Sydney and others; farming and harvesting; refineries and mills; company division buildings; research laboratories Pyrmont; shipping transport; personnel including portraits of E W Knox, Thomas Alison Scott, Gustav Kottman; plant and equipment; plants and equipment in Hawaii, Fiji, West Indies, India, USA and Canada; advertising; alcohol distilleries; manufacture of pyneboard, plasterboard/gypsum, cement and other building materials.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Publicity Department deposit 2

  • AU NBAC Z636
  • Deposit
  • 1860 - 1984

This deposit consists of 418 photograph and lithograph negatives from the CSR Limited Publicity Department illustrating industry exhibitions re Royal Agricultural Society show Sydney and others; farming and harvesting; raw sugar refineries and mills; company division buildings; distilleries; shipping transport; pineapple cannery, Lautoka Fiji; Chelsea refinery, New Zealand; personnel; artwork; and maps of cane growing areas.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Publicity Department deposit 3

  • AU NBAC Z637
  • Deposit
  • 1971 - 1990

This deposit consists of photographic negatives from the CSR Limited Publicity Department illustrating staff Christmas party; personnel; staff cricket match; CSR products; Pyrmont Refinery social events; buildings and equipment; publications; artwork; copies of old pictures and maps.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Publicity Department deposit 4

  • AU NBAC Z695
  • Deposit
  • 1860 - 1984

This deposit consists of 170 glass negatives from the CSR Limited Publicity Department illustrating the company's refineries and mills in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand; shipping and transport; cane research stations; distilleries; farming equipment and planting; Fiji pineapples; and buildings.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Pyrmont Refinery deposit

  • AU NBAC N383
  • Deposit
  • 1900 - 1992

Operational files and reports, training files, equipment registers, shift engineers log books, technical reports, CSR property plans, publications, photographs of buildings and personnel, film (8mm) and negatives.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Sugar Division deposit

  • AU NBAC Z661
  • Deposit
  • 1884 - 1992

Consisting of records of CSR Ltd’s sugar refining business this collection comprises production data tables, technical control reports, engineering inspection reports, conference and technical session proceedings, chemical inspection notes and research laboratory reports on topics such as cane sugar refining, bone char and floc in carbonated beverages. It also includes refinery reports from Chelsea, New Farm, Glanville, Cottesloe, Yarraville and Pyrmont; files of Peter Field, Manager, Resin Plant, Glanville Refinery; publications; Pyrmont Point Housing Development files; and Engineering Apprentices' and Old Boys' Club of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited records.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited Technical Field Department deposit

  • AU NBAC Z395
  • Deposit
  • 1899 - 1979

The deposit consists of correspondence, nursery reports, memos and working files of CSR - Technical Field Department 1899-1979; correspondence, photographs and slides collected by George Babar (Chief Technical Officer) 1938-1960, including photographs and slides of Lautoka, Nausori and Penang Mills in Fiji.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited deposit 1

  • AU NBAC Z109
  • Deposit
  • 1851 - 1994

The deposit consists of patent files, records and photographs re refineries and mills, reports re Royal Commissions and Inquiries into the Sugar Industry, specifications, sketch books and engineering notes, correspondence, sales and deliveries books for refinery products, Fiji export marketing files c.1941-1977, records re Denning Arbitration hearings 1969, Fiji publications and press releases, deed of settlement, memorandum and articles of association, financial and legal records, annual reports, sugar market reports, press copy letter books, files of Chief Chemist CSR, files associated with the acquisition of Australian Estates Co Ltd, ledgers, engineers data books, Pyrmont Refinery records including employees register c.1854-1936 and property matters, staff books and register, miscellaneous documents papers and historical documents of E W Knox's period as general manager. Also includes publications received from CSR Sydney Head Office library after its closure in May 1987, records of sugar marketing division relating to International Sugar Agreement and Commonwealth Sugar Agreement, Fiji Sugar Inquiry Commission 1961, Royal Commission on Sugar Industry (Qld) reports, overseas reports 1921-1969, awards.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited deposit 2

  • AU NBAC N74
  • Deposit
  • 1882 - 1984

Records from the Sugar Division and Building Material Division of CSR Limited. Sugar Division Industrial Department records consist of labour register 1884-1950; hours, work and wages returns for Australian refineries 1882-1984; Industrial court transcripts, judgements and other records relating to agreements and awards; Mills Group correspondence; Australian Mills Housing Survey 1968-1971; meteorological records 1882-1969; plans. Building Materials Division records consist of Gypsum Products Group minutes 1962-1975 and annual accounts 1950-1974.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited deposit 4

  • AU NBAC Z336
  • Deposit
  • 1922; 1947 - 1986

The deposit consists of records relating to the sale of New South Wales Mills: executive memos and reports, correspondence, legal documents re Condong Mill litigation case 1981-1982, security documents, sale agreements, staff and wages records, Sugar Division subject files, Mills Group files, feasibility studies, press releases, valuation reports, financial records, schedules of growers names for Broadwater, Condong and Harwood Mills; and plans of Harwood Mill 1922, 1971.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited deposit 5

  • AU NBAC Z598
  • Deposit
  • 1925 - 1992

CSR Limited Raw Sugar Marketing Division financial records, sugar industry circulars and inquiries, statistical records, marketing and general records concerning sugar production in Australia and Fiji. Historical files in this deposit include Miss Hollingworth's memoirs 1974, Industry Assistance Commission (IAC) reports and agreements, CSR and Queensland Government Contract, Cane Prices Board history, and the international sugar industry.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited film and video collection

  • AU NBAC Z643
  • Deposit
  • 1976 - 1987

Videocassette (U-matic) re CSR Coal Division, graduate recruitment, company activities, Delhi safety, performance and prospects, copy of The Rush that Never Ended (1981). Videocassette (VHS) re Hunter Valley Coal Chain and Lemington Mine, Lemington Mine safety presentation. Film reel (16 mm) re company activities, corporate TV press releases, Coal Australia, and Fiji Harvest. Includes film reel (35 mm) of The Rush that Never Ended (1981), produced by Terence McMahon.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited maps and plans deposit

  • AU NBAC Z626
  • Deposit

Aperture cards, maps and plans of CSR properties and machinery. Includes plan indexes for Pyrmont Refinery. All maps and plans are catalogued using CSR Limited's original cataloguing numbers.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited microfilm deposit 1

  • AU NBAC M85
  • Deposit
  • 1653; 1804 - 1974

Section A Reels 1-18 consist of microfilm copies of CSR Sydney Library Archive Section files (originals in NBAC N305) containing correspondence, memoranda, extracts of minutes, legal documents, newspaper cuttings, reports, histories, publications, photographs, illustrations, and miscellaneous documents relating to CSR Limited, its officers, the Australian and international sugar industry, immigration and labour. Section B Reels 1-2 are closed. Section C Reels 1-19 are microfilm copies of Raw Sugar Marketing Division documents relating to the International Sugar Council, international sugar matters and charter parties. Section D Reel 1 consists of microfilm copies of Drug Master File 1324 containing information lodged with the Food and Drug Administration by CSR plus a microfilm reader index. Section E Reels 1-737 consist of microfilm copies of Head Office correspondence exchanged between branches, mills and officers. These reels continue the various Head Office correspondence series found within deposit 142 and on occasion into the early 1970s some correspondence begin with the microfilm series.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited microfilm deposit 2

  • AU NBAC M90
  • Deposit
  • 1880 - 1947

Microfilm copies of presscopy letterbooks containing correspondence between CSR Head Office and Fiji. Includes correspondence with Fiji Colonial Secretary, Rarawai Mill, and about immigration of Indian labour.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited photo albums

  • AU NBAC Z638
  • Deposit
  • c. 1840 - 1987

This deposit consists of photographic proofs arranged in 75 albums illustrating all types of company activities, personnel, social and sporting events, refineries and factories, Mount Newman opening, bulk sugar terminals, aerial views of mills and refineries, demolition of buildings; artwork used in publications and advertisements; mining operations and collieries; Fiji 1968-69; rail transport; research laboratories; Australian Estates; and copies of historical photos.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited photographic records

  • AU NBAC Z730
  • Deposit
  • 1933 - 1986

This deposit contains files, transparencies, negatives, glass plates and prints.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

CSR Limited related material

  • AU NBAC Z642
  • Deposit
  • 1960; 2005

This deposit consists of material related to CSR Limited including photographs, a file on 'Methods of work simplification'; and a 2005 calendar, 'Celebrating 150 years: 1855-2005.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited deposit

  • AU NBAC N268
  • Deposit
  • 1894 - 2002

Includes general reports on cane from Australian and Fijian mills, reports on technical fieldwork in Australian mills, David North Plant Research Centre records, weather observations from Macknade and Victoria mills and Technical Field Department steering committee minutes.

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited

Spotlight

  • AU NBAC S950
  • Serial

Sydney. Produced by CSR Limited

Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited