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LOOKING BACK - AN IMAGE FROM YESTERYEAR
BRICKMAKING was one of Renmark’s earli-
est industries. Many settlers were prepared to
live under canvas or in iron, wooden and hessian
temporary homes however public/government
buildings in the new settlement needed to be more
durable and visually pleasing.
The first recorded brick makers were brothers
Edwin and Charles Totterdell in the early 1890s.
Their brickyard in the area of Bookmark Avenue
and Ontario Street, was taken over in the mid
1890s by brothers Henry and Albert Cattermole.
These early brick makers – whose product
had passed government building laws – sup-
plied bricks for the Renmark Primary School
(1892), Post Office (1892), Police Station (1908),
Renmark Club (1909) and Renmark Hotel (1902,
1913) in addition to shops and private houses.
This particular brickyard had several owners/
managers before it ceased to operate in the early
Another source of good building clay was
found in the vicinity of Pyap Street between 20th
Street and 19th Street.
Englishman Bert George Bateman operated a
huge pug hole here which had been dug to 8 feet
6 inches before striking river sand. He had a kiln
and a large shed to hold bricks and had a large
circular saw necessary to cut heavy timber for the
Some local buildings constructed in the 1920s
of Bateman’s bricks were the original Renmark
High School, Saies emporium, Savings Bank, Mrs
D.W. Price’s fine residence (28th St.), Reiners
shops and private residences. During the year
1927/28 Bateman turned out 250,000 bricks in his
yard and between 1925 and 1928, 500,000 bricks
were made from Bateman’s pug hole.
B.G. Bateman left Renmark before the out-
break of World War II in 1939 and the brickyard
was not occupied until 1948.
Arthur Norman had started brickworks in 1918
on the Winkie flats and his three sons, Ronald,
Ernest and Colin, followed their father into the
business. Ernest and Colin began working at the
Pyap Street brickworks in Renmark in 1948 and
when Arthur died in 1949 his son Ronald took
over the Winkie brick works.
At this time Renmark was installing a drainage
system of terracotta earthenware. In the 1800s
fired clay tile drains were used extensively in the
USA. These drains, which were laid at a depth
of between four to six feet, were first installed in
Renmark in the 1930s, and were the responsibility
of individual growers. This clay pipe draining sys-
tem was replaced in the 1950s and 1960s by PVC
and later polyethylene ag. pipe.
Ernest Norman died in 1968 and the business
was continued for a short time by his brother
Colin and Ernest’s son John but was closed in
Norman’s brickworks, Renmark 1963.
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Industry’s cruise back in time
ABOUT 70 passen-
gers will board the ps
Industry this Sunday
to take a journey
back in time, travel-
ling upstream to the
Camp for the 75th anni-
versary of its opening.
Recent winner of
the Santos Regional
Service Award in the
2017 Channel 9 Young
said he “jumped at the
chance” to take part in
the two-hour cruise to
the former World War II
“I have been want-
ing to do this trip for a
few years now, but the
Industry has always
been on the Berri slip-
way for maintenance,”
“The camp is only
really accessible by the
river, so it’s no wonder
the cruise was booked
The 17-year-old has
written a factual recount
about a pearl lugger
model, called the New
Moon, which will take
pride of place aboard
the ps Industry on
Jackson, along with
VIP guests Trevor and
Jan Reed, will share
the story of how the lit-
tle vessel came to sit in
the Renmark Irrigation
Trust (RIT) office.
Mr Reed’s father,
Captain Bob Reed
of the ps Ulonga, was
given the Blue Moon
model in appreciated of
his kindness to a num-
ber of Japanese intern-
ees at the camp.
Member for Chaffey
Tim Whetstone will also
unveil a plaque on the
banks of the old intern-
ment camp to commem-
orate the occasion.
The New Moon,
pictured at the
head of the RIT
take pride of
the ps Industry
for the 75th
The Woolenook Internment Camp housed Japanese
interns during WW2.
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