Lithgow is well known as a centre of coal mining but it is the site of Australia’s first commercially-viable steel mill.
The “Blast Furnace Park” is a well known local heritage park and this pin probably comes from there.
Interesting theme and a nice addition to a heritage pin collection.
Metal pin with coloured enamel overlay
Lithgow is situated in New South Wales, Australia and is the centre of the local political division City of Lithgow. It is located in a mountain valley named Lithgow’s Valley by John Oxley in honour of William Lithgow, the first Auditor-General of New South Wales. Lithgow is located on the Great Western Highway, about 150km (93 mi) or two hours drive west of Sydnney or via the old mountain route, Bells Line of Road, from Windsor. Lithgow is surrounded by a varied landscape which includes national parks, one of which, the Blue Mountains National Park, is a World Heritage Area. The Wollemi National Park is home to the Jurassic-age tree the Wollemi Pine, which was found growing in a remote canyon in the park.Lithgow is adjacent to a number of national parks and other attractions. Places to visit include the Zig Zag Railway, Glow Worm Tunnel, Secret Creek Sanctuary, Newnes in the Wolgan Valley and Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley, the second largest canyon in the world. Other places include the Hartley Historic Site, Small Arms Factory Museum, State Mine Heritage Park and the Eskbank House Museum. Lithgow is also close to the Jenolan Caves, which are a World Heritage Area and lie to the south of Lithgow. By far the biggest, in terms of visitors, tourist attraction in Lithgow is the Lithgow Ironfest, an annual cultural heritage event that attracts over 10,000 visitors a year.Ironfest hosts the annual St George’s Day Jousting Tournament which involves contestants from all around the World.
*All biographical details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.