Christer Eriksson The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Approximately 17.5 inches by 12.25 inches. Illustrations (no photography is involved). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Some spine weakness between cover and pages, restrengthened with glue. RARE. The title page states "This book is not for sale or commercial distribution." The Introduction states: The book presents just a few rectangular windows into a land's soul. You will not see the familiar and expected cliches of modern, urban Australia as you turn these pages. Rather, a sometime whimsical, always imaginative, yet honest portrayal of this unique island continent. The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited commissioned this book for its distinguished guests as a memento of their Australian experience. Christer Eriksson is a true legend in the field of illustration and imaging, Christer received his formal training in his native Stockholm, Sweden and quickly set off to become Creative Director of Ernest and Julio Gallo in California. His next stop found him in Sydney, Australia, where J. Walter Thompson recruited him as a principal in its design/creative team. As a licensed Disney Illustrator, Christer's work has won him numerous awards, and has earned him assignments from many Fortune 500 Companies, including Miller/Coors, Coca-Cola, IBM, General Motors and Dean Foods. Recently he illustrated a series for Time-Life Books called "The Discovery Series". Because of his well-rounded experience in design, rendering, prototyping and development, Christer has the talent to successfully execute any assignment. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Vail, Colorado. The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP), also known by the nickname "the Big Australian", was incorporated on 13 August 1885, operating the silver and lead mine at Broken Hill, in western New South Wales, Australia. The Broken Hill group floated on 10 August 1885. The first consignment of Broken Hill ore (48 tons, 5 cwt, 3grs) was smelted at the Intercolonial Smelting and Refining Company's works at Spotswood, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. In the 1950s, BHP began petroleum exploration, which became an increasing focus following oil and natural gas discoveries in Bass Strait in the 1960s. BHP began to diversify into a variety of mining projects overseas. Those included the Ok Tedi copper mine in Papua New Guinea, where the company was successfully sued by the indigenous inhabitants because of the environmental degradation caused by mining operations. BHP had better success with the giant Escondida copper mine in Chile, of which it owns 57.5%, and at the EKATI Diamond Mine in northern Canada, which BHP contracted for in 1996, began mining in 1998. Condition: Good.
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