Burnt sugar, a disaster averted

The Townsville Bulk Sugar Terminal was built in 1958 and could hold 10% of Australia‚Äôs annual sugar production. On 9 May 1963, the sugar in shed caught fire. Black smoke blanketed the city and a thick, black molasses-like ooze of melted sugar poured into creeks and the harbour. Fire services were brought in from Cairns, […]