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FitzRoy Iron Works, mittagong




FitzRoy Iron Works


Woolworths Limited

Archaeological Consultant

Godden Mackay Logan, Heritage Consultants

The Site

The Fitz Roy Iron Works is the first iron works in Australia, which operated between 1848 to the 1890's. The Iron Works contributed to establishing the iron industry in Australia. The site was conserved in situ as part of a large retail development.



  • Immediate protection of the in situ remains.

  • Stabilisation recommendations for in situ materials and features.

  • Site specific security measures.

  • Recommendations for protection during construction of retail facility over the site.

  • Scope of conservation works to site and artefacts.





FitzRoy Excavated Site

View across the excavated site

FitzRoy Timber

Original timber of the rotting mills was preserved in situ

FitzRoy Plaster Machine Base

Cementitious plaster machine base located in the boiler house was protected from further deterioration 



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