Sugar Crushing. Queensland, Australia ca. 1870sBy Remembering the Past Australia / August 16, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
In 1861 the first white squatters moved into North Queensland to develop a string of sugar and gold ports along Queensland’s northern coast. In the milling process, the cane is crushed to release the sugar juice, which is then evaporated until crystals of raw sugar form and grow. [Sugar Museum]
Showing the sugar crushing process in Queensland, Australia in the 1870s. Original photo taken ca 1870s.
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