BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie (left) presenting Henry Muller with his Technology and Innovation Award. Image: BHP Billiton
BILLION DOLLAR LEGACY
Among the millions who live in this country there are very few who can rightly claim they have left a legacy that’s endured over the years. By Steve Whitham
here is no doubt Australia has a talented community, with artists, authors, medicos and even the odd politician who have made significant contributions to our nation’s heritage and way of life. To a large degree, many of these champions are modest to a fault about their achievements, so it is only history that will carry that legacy forward.
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Such a person is Henry Muller. Except for his friends and those who had the benefit of Henry’s foresight and knowledge, most people would say ‘Henry who?’. Ask if they are aware of the BHP Billiton-owned Olympic Dam mine, and the response would be entirely different.
However the names ‘Henry Muller’ and ‘Olympic Dam’ will be forever united by the massive processing plant that dominates the skyline at the mine site… a processing plant that has generated billions of dollars for BHP Billiton and Australia. The Olympic Dam precinct was originally explored by Western Mining Corporation.