95. Southern Cross Shaft - 1966

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The headframe of the Southern Cross Shaft is the most modern and technologically advanced on the line of lode. It is located over No. 3 Airway Shaft on the southern end of the lode.  

The headframe is constructed of welded steel with two massive hollow steel stays. Work on the 7.3 metre diameter divided airway began in 1966 and was completed to the 915 metre level in 1974.  

The shaft’s twin fan system is still used today by Perilya to ventilate the southern end of their underground Southern Operations.   

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