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James Martin Phoenix Foundry Site

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Town or Locality: Gawler East
Used for: Machinery Engineering
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The site of the James Martin Phoenix Foundry in Gawler occupied some 18 acres, mainly on the corner of High Street and Calton Road, but during its history did occupy buildings and yards on High Street through to Murray Street and on the western side of Murray Street.

The facility included blast furnaces, a foundry, engineering workshops, paint shop, carpentry workshop, material storage areas, finished product storage areas, offices, drawing office, pattern making room, moulding shop, showroom and areas for the workers.

In 1896 the was a serious strike called by the engineers.

Click here and here to see more photos of James Martin's Foundry.

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Foundry Facade c1908
Foundry Facade c1908
Outside the James Martin & Co Foundry, Calton Road, Gawler
Outside the James Martin & Co Foundry, Calton Road, Gawler
Corner of Calton Road and Murray Street, Gawler, after 1903 but prior to early 1930s
Corner of Calton Road and Murray Street, Gawler, after 1903 but prior to early 1930s
Sketch of Site Works
Sketch of Site Works
Storage Yard
Storage Yard
Original position of the James Martin Statue, corner of Calton Road and Murray Street, Gawler, post-1903
Original position of the James Martin Statue, corner of Calton Road and Murray Street, Gawler, post-1903


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