Chapter Seven

By the time when Pope John Paul II visited Transfield's Seven Hills factory, on 26 November 1986, Transfield was employing people from sixty different nationalities. Franco Belgiorno-Nettis proudly declared to the thousands of employees and their families gathered for the occasion that "there is no better multicultural community than Transfield".  


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The famous photo of John Paul II wearing Transfield’s safety helmet. The Pope on the factory floor. 1986. Pope John Paul II addressing Transfield employees and their families at Seven Hills. The Pope on the factory floor. Seven Hills, November 1986. The Pope addresses the crowd assembled in one of Transfield’s buildings. Seven Hills, November 1986. Pope John Paul II visits Transfield.