Man driving machinery in front of chemical plant, 1971

Photograph by Max Dupain of man driving machinery in front of chemical plant, 1971

Shot from a low camera angle, this photograph of the CSR Chemicals plant in Rhodes, New South Wales, has a futuristic tone. During the period 1930 to the mid-1980s, one-third of this small western Sydney suburb near Homebush was dominated by chemical manufacturing.

Photograph: Max Dupain

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