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Kandos Concrete

Located in the Central Tablelands, the Kandos cement factory sits beneath the Cumber Melon Mountain. Known as "the town that made the cement that made your town", its concrete was used in bridges, roads, water reservoirs, pipes, pathways, and buildings. Further cementing its reputation, the Kandos product was utilised in the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

The factory closed in 2011 due to inefficient technology, exorbitant running costs and a skill shortage. But what remains is a dilapidated almost palace-like structure tucked away in a quaint valley. With ample spaces to explore, this dust-filled relic is a ghostly reminder of Australia’s more industrious days.

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