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Bags on the Wharf
During the 1920's gangs of 'wheat lumpers' were employed to weigh bags of wheat and manually load them onto ships at Fremantle. Later, a series of bag elevators, conveyors and chutes aided the lumper in handling the grain from wharf to the ship's hold where they were manually stowed. This took 8-10 days to load 8,000 tons or 96,000 bags.
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