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Wangi Power Station – The Years Gone By | Lost Collective

During the past couple of years running Lost Collective, I’ve received all kinds of correspondence, good and bad. One of the most rewarding things would have to be when people drop me a line to share their connection to the places I photograph. Not long after I shared the original Wangi Power Station gallery, a former worker named Cliff was kind enough to share some amazing pictures from his personal collection, taken around the late 70s and early 80s while the power station was still operational. If you have any pictures of your own prior to the closure of Wangi Power Station, please drop me a line.

looking down to the operating level of wangi power station - lost collective

The hydrogen-cooled 60 MW Parsons generator, viewed from above the operating level. This is the favourite photo from Cliff, the gentleman who was kind enough to supply almost all of the pictures you see in this blog post. This is turbine number 6, sitting just outside the “B” mechanical workshop, the supervisors’ office, and the meal room above that. If you look carefully, you can even see one of the supervisors in his office through the window. The metal stairway near the centre of the frame leads up to the meal room, where Cliff can remember sitting with his colleagues and listening to the radio as Australia II won the America’s Cup in 1983. You can clearly see the high-pressure, intermediate-pressure, and low-pressure manifolds on the drive end of the turbine. Modern designs would never plan to have a generator spinning at over 30000 RPM this close to a staff area. On Monday 9th December 1957, turbine number 2 burst from its housing, flying 25ft through the air, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and rendering the generator inoperable for about six months while repairs were carried out. It’s very lucky the office wasn’t next to that one.

paddle wheels in the cooling water channel of wangi power station - lost collective

Cooling water screens for the condensers in “B” Station filtered out the aquatic life and other solid objects which would otherwise interfere with the pumps. This screened salt water could then be pumped to the condensers to cool the steam after it had been spent in the turbines. Once the steam had been cooled back to a liquid state, it could then be returned to the system and reused in the boilers.

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large pylons supporting an overhead walkway in the abandoned wangi power station - lost collective

The image on the left is a view through the dividing area between the turbine and boiler house, during the construction of Wangi Power Station. Photographed by Sam Hood for the Newcastle Morning Herald. This image is from the Hood Collection part I in the State Library of NSW . The second is my own photograph taken from approximately the same spot December 2015, 61 years later and 30 years after closure.

a shot from the coal stockpile of wangi power station towards the main building - lost collective

A photograph from the coal stockpile beside the coal plant, looking towards the “B” Station lift tower. The openings on the right side of the frame are where the bulldozers would push coal onto a conveyor where it would begin its journey to the top of the power station and into bunkers. The building on the far was the main store of Wangi Power Station.

machinery inside wangi power station - lost collective

This was a steam driven feed pump used to supply boilers with the water required to generate the steam which drove the turbines (to the rear of where the photographer was standing). Rather than being electrically driven, this pump used steam bled from the turbine for energy. In the background is part of one of the pulverised fuel boilers, meaning this photo was taken somewhere inside “B” station.

part of the wangi power station colliery - lost collective
chain grate boilers in wangi power station - lost collective

The image on the left is looking from “B” Station over the length of the entire turbine hall to the far end of “A” Station. Wangi Power Station consisted of six turbines in total. “A” Station contained three 50 MW Parsons turbo-alternators, while “B” station had three 60 MW Parsons units, giving the power station a total generating capacity of 330 MW. Comparatively, Australia’s largest power stations, Eraring and Bayswater , are still operational at 2,880 MW and 2,640 MW respectively. You can see an operator and a supervisor (going by the uniform) to the far left of the frame, looking at a turbine control panel. The image on the right is my own, taken in 2015. When viewed against that on the left, it makes me think of a jaw with all of the teeth pulled out.

looking over the switchyard of wangi power station into wangi bay - lost collective

A shot from the “B” Station end of Wangi Power Station, looking over the switchyard. The outlet canal can be seen running from the power station into Lake Macquarie . You can see the main car park to the right of the frame, and a domed building on the furthest side of the switchyard, which was the new apprentice workshop. Before this had been built, apprentice training took place inside the power station itself, in a workshop, off from the main workshop area.

part of the wangi power station colliery - lost collective

This was part of a trial feeding system that was being tested at the power station. I have limited information on this, so if you have a better understanding of what was happening here, please leave a comment. Supposedly, this trial was being developed to test the use a coal slurry to as fuel in the “B” Station boilers. The overall shot places the scene between the coal plant and the end of “B” Station. A large hopper looks to divert some of the coal being fed via the main coal feeding conveyor down to a green hopper. From this hopper, the coal feeds to a ball mill before passing through what appears to be some cleaning tanks. The top level of the furthest structure features what appears to be an orange centrifuge which might have been used to separate the water from the pulverised coal particles. Perhaps it was part of a trial to determine if washed coal had a higher efficiency rate than that of the dry, raw processed coal. As I mentioned, I’m hypothesising, but I’d quite like to know the story behind this, so please do get in touch if you know.

chain grate boilers in wangi power station - lost collective

Boiler no 2A was one of the six spreader stoker Babcock and Wilcox cross drum boilers, used to heat steam to a temperature of 840ºF (449ºC) which drove the Parsons turbines. Rapidly rotating blades would fling coal, between the size of a marble and a fist, onto the grate via a gravimetric feeder. Coal fell onto the feeders via the four chutes seen on the front of the boiler. The coal would then pass through the boiler, over the grate, and then fall to waste removal at the end. On at least one occasion, this boiler was re-ignited after a shutdown by throwing an oily rag onto the coal already inside the boiler on the chain grate, with the hope of it catching alight. I’m not sure if this was standard practice, but hey, whatever gets the job done in an era where safety was still negotiable. The access hatches at the base near the floor were used to unjam the grates. You might also notice that one of the hatches has been left slightly ajar, showing the glow from inside the boiler. The specifications of the boiler were sign-posted on each unit, seen above the nameplate near the top centre of the frame.

front view of a turbine in wangi power station - lost collective

Another shot of the high-pressure end of turbine number six. You can just see a couple of operators hiding in the far left of the frame.

a roadside shot of wangi power station - lost collective

What a classic shot. Taken just past the main car park with a Mini passing in front of the tennis courts, which lie between the roadside and the power station itself. This photo was taken looking towards the “A” Station end of Wangi Power Station.

the cooling water channel of wangi power station leading out to wangi bay - lost collective

The outlet canal took water recovered from the condensers and returned it to the outlet canal, which ran the length of the entire power station before returning to Lake Macquarie. You can see the roadway of Dobell Drive passing over the far end of the canal.

rusted machinery in wangi power station - lost collective

The “A” Station screens don’t look to have fared as well as their newer “B” Station counterparts. The same requirement for filtered salt water was needed for the “A” Station condensers, although the mechanism to filter the water for this side of the power station was of a completely different design. A series of buckets would be pulled up using a chain drive, and then passed over filter screens before being pumped back to the condensers. I’m told the cast iron rollers used in these screens were great material for making engine piston rings.

conveyors leading to the coal stockpile of wangi power station - lost collective

Looking down the main coal feeding conveyor and over the coal plant from the roof of “B” Station roof. You can just make out a coal delivery truck coming in at the far side of the stockpile. Coal would also be delivered from Awaba Colliery via the rail line you can see coming into the plant from a distance. The transfer towers in the middle of the frame were sets of conveyors which joined, allowing coal to be fed to the main conveyor up to the bunkers.

side profile of a turbine in wangi power station - lost collective

One of the Parsons Turbines that generated the electricity at Wangi Power Station. The blue, white and chrome colours are from a bygone era in the colour coordination of generating equipment. The generator sets of most modern power stations tend to be one solid colour (and much larger). All the valving and asbestos lagged pipework makes up part of the control system. On the left end of the generator set, you can see the turbine speed indicator on the governor.

the administration offices of wangi power station - lost collective

The main entrance of the power station is at the bottom left. The ground floor consisted of the apprentice workshop on the left, with nurses station around the corner to the right. The first floor was an electrical workshop. Further up the building was the canteen, which had its own unique Wangi Power Station currency. Executive offices also occupied the higher levels of the building at the end of “A” Station.

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part of a scanned document about wangi power station showing a turbine generator - lost collective

Scanned documents from induction packs of the era, which were given to new starters. The first document is a brief overview of the history of Wangi Power Station as well as some technical details including the functions, equipment and generating capacity. The contents of the document are transcribed below.

Wangi Power Station was one of five major stations built on the coalfields by the N.S.W. Electricity Commission . It has a capacity of 330 000 kilowatts.

The station was originally designed, and its construction begun by the Railways Department and was completed for the Electricity Commission, formed in 1950 as the State’s major electricity generating and bulk supply authority.

Situated near Wangi township on the western side of Lake Macquarie, the power station is the fourth largest in operation on the northern coalfields and it provides power for the State supply system.

Experience shows that it is cheaper to transmit power considerable distances from a power station than to carry fuel to it. Wangi Power Station, therefore, is well situated, being only 7 kilometres from the Commission-owned Awaba Coal Mine. Cooling water, also, is readily available from the nearby lake. Wangi Power Station comprises three 50 000 kW and three 60 000 kW generating units installed at a cost of $60 million.

Like the other five main stations at Liddell (Hunter Valley), Munmorah (Central Coast), Vales Point (Lake Macquarie), Tallawarra (near Port Kembla) and Wallerawang (near Lithgow), Wangi station is part of the Commission’s interconnected generating system which supplies most of the electric power in N.S.W.

There are important economic advantages in such large-scale operations, one of them being that the Commission is able to supply all retailing Councils with electricity at a uniform tariff.

The three 50 000 kW units have two boilers per unit, each boiler having a steam-raising capacity of 113 500 kilograms per hour at a pressure of 4 478 kilopascals, and a temperature of 450°C.

These first units use the spreader-stoker system of firing, coal of the required grade being fed by chute to a mechanism which throws it across the furnace on to a travelling grate.

The second section of the station comprises three 60 000 kW turbine generators, each with a single 249 700 kilograms per hour boiler, 6 545 kilopascals at 500°C.

These boilers use pulverised fuel. No grate is required, the fuel being reduced to very fine particles, and fed into the furnaces as an airborne coal dust.

Operation of the older “A” section has declined in recent years. The more modern “B” section makes a substantial contribution to system requirements and consumes up to 1 500 tonnes of coal a day.

Water for cooling purposes is brought in through a horseshoe-shaped tunnel under the hill at the rear of the station and returned to the lake by a 3.5 metre deep open canal.

The chimney stacks are of reinforced concrete, 76 metres high, with an internal diameter at the top of 6 metres.

The station has exterior walls of red brick, rows of— glass windows, and a precast concrete roof.

The main power station building, 228 metres long, takes up the central portion of the site, with the control room and switchyard in front and a number of stores, workshops and office buildings nearby.

For the whole job, 76 500 cubic metres of concrete, 3 000 000 bricks and 10 000 tonnes of structural steel were required.

a scanned document by the electricity commission of nsw - lost collective

A general information document for new starters relating to the Electricity Commission of New South Wales, as it was in 1977.

wangi power station across a grassy field - lost collective

The present day view from across the former switch yard of Wangi Power Station.

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Creators – Photographer Captures Nature Reclaiming | Lost Collective

Creators reached out for an interview in February, so we had a chat about all things Lost Collective.

the beef kill floor of an abandoned abattour - creators - lost collective

This feature for Creators was right at the start of Lost Collective when the project was just three months old and receiving local and international recognition. I think I had three major features in this week alone!

It was a very exciting thing to see the pictures being so well received and connecting with so many people on a personal level. Especially people who are connected to the places I shoot in one way or another, be that former workers, residents, visitors, patrons etc.

an unwound fire hose reel - creators - lost collective

It’s nothing short of amazing to see people recounting stories of real life history from their experiences in the very rooms that appear in the photographs displayed.

I touched on some of the work I’ve done recently, as well as what I have in the pipeline, including a trip to Japan where there is certainly no shortage of abandoned buildings.

vines creeping in through a slightly ajar window - creators - lost collective

As I mention in this Creators article the creme de la creme of abandoned Japanese buildings would easily be Gunkanjima, otherwise known as Hashima or Battleship Island. A long deserted coal mining facility off the coast of Nagasaki which was once the most densely populated place on earth

The island is a sprawling urbex wonderland, left untouched for decades. You can see more about Gunkanjima here .

a cavernous dark shed - creators - lost collective

Mould creeps down from the ceiling of the decaying control room of the White Bay Power Station in New South Wales, yet a bright white light streams through the window.

The scene is bleak and haunting for photographer Brett Patman, whose new project aims to capture historical abandoned buildings before they’re gone.

His Lost Collective project focuses on nature’s reclamation of abandoned spaces like old hospitals, power stations, gasworks, and slaughterhouses.

To read the article, click here.

a dirty sink in white bay power station full of rainwater - creators - lost collective

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Curbed – Industrial Relics are Focus of Photographer | Lost Collective

Curbed called all the way from New York to talk with me about Lost Collective and shooting industrial relics and abandoned factories.

stool in front of a wall - curbed - lost collective

The interview was part of “Behind the Lens”, which looks at architectural photographers both professional and amateur, examining how they got their start, stories from their portfolios, and tricks to capturing great design.

an abandoned mine - curbed - lost collective

I have to admit that I had never even heard of Curbed before they reached out for this interview. I’m glad they did in the end, Curbed has since become one of my favourite websites.

an abandoned workshop - curbed - lost collective

Given the quality of the content they post and the other creative minds they interview, it was quite humbling to have Curbed think of me for this interview.

abandoned chapel - curbed - lost collective

Like many who find themselves entranced by sprawling factories, deteriorating buildings, and abandoned industrial sites, Syndey-based photographer Brett Patman was blown away by the scale.

But unlike others drawn to massive relics, Patman had a decent sense of how much of it worked.

A former “fitter and turner,” better known as a machinist, Patman spent hours as a service technician exploring these sites.

He had been an amateur photographer for years—streetscapes, street art, “all the normal things everyone would photograph”—before curiosity got the better of him, and he turned his lens on the country’s industrial heritage.

After shooting inside an abandoned denim factory, he was hooked, and soon started Lost Collective, a website, Instagram account, and Facebook page dedicated to documenting images and stories of factories, plants, and other abandoned workspaces.

Curbed spoke with Patman about the meaning of “ruin porn,” the best way to capture larger-than-life subjects, and the benefits of asking politely instead of scaling fences.

basement of an abandoned power station - curbed - lost collective

To read the interview, click here.

steelworks - curbed - lost collective

Since 2004, Curbed has been an integral part of the online housing industry, and by providing analysis, coverage, and insight, Curbed applies an editorial lens to the onslaught of information.

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Wangi Power Station – Newcastle Herald | Lost Collective

Newcastle Herald featured images from the Lost Collective Wangi Power Station gallery.

the boiler house of wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Wangi Power Station is one of the most amazing buildings I’ve been able to photograph.

One can only wonder what might have become of the site had Ian McDonald was able to see out his vision.

the turbine hall of wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

“I’m optimistic, a lot of others wouldn’t be. We’re pretty flexible as to what we can do. Sooner or later we would [have to get finance], but that part hasn’t worried me at this point. It’s the only thing I want to do before I go.”

coal bunkers in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Reading articles such as this gives a glimpse into the passion Mr McDonald had for the power station.

Ian McDonald was considered a visionary, with a dream of redeveloping the power station site. He had planned a $300-million redevelopment, but it did not proceed.

bunker conveyors in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

The power station is a well-known icon amongst the landscape of Lake Macquarie and has been an open secret amongst the urban exploration scene as well as a target for graffiti artists, vandals and scrappers for decades.

Hopefully, this amazing building will one day be restored into something that is able to benefit the entire community.

basement of wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

There is no shortage of articles from major media outlets featuring Wangi Power Station, but if you’d like to see more related to my photography, check out this blog post .

a small plant grows out of a concrete channel in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Lake Macquarie City Council approved a rezoning plan in 2009 to reuse the 12,000 square metre building’s 11 storeys for shops, a restaurant, apartments, offices, conferences, a cinema and health club.

The family that owns the old Wangi power station say the site has great potential, but the market may not be ready to redevelop it.

A $300-million plan to transform the power station into 11 storeys of shops, apartments, a cinema and restaurant were shelved last year when the man who developed the plan, Ian McDonald, passed away.

To read the Newcastle Herald article, click here.

wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

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Wangi Wangi Power Station – Lakes Mail | Lost Collective

Not long after the Wangi Wangi Power Station gallery from Lost Collective went live, Lakes Mail reached out for an interview about the site.

the turbine hall of wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Not a lot seems to be on the horizon for the future of the site. It seems as though the owners will be sitting on this amazing piece of Australia’s industrial heritage for some time to come.

coal bunkers in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Reading comments in articles such as this from Independent Member for Lake Macquarie about the former power station’s future are hardly reassuring.

“My heart says ‘save it’, it’s a fabulous building,” Mr Piper said. “My head tells me it will probably be demolished. It’s being slowly demolished now by the passage of time, the elements, and there’s vandalism.”

a small plant grows out of a concrete channel in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Mr Piper said he didn’t see a role for state funds in preserving the building, as “the costs would be huge, and I don’t think that would be the best use of state money”.

Lloyd McDonald said the family company had received offers for the property but had declined to sell. Mr McDonald said he “can’t see a date” for the development.

basement of wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Photographer Brett Patman has captured a haunting series of images from inside the cavernous buildings of the decommissioned Wangi Wangi power station.

Rumours have long circulated about what would become of the site, which is for sale.

A $300-million plan to transform the power station into 11 storeys of shops, apartments, a cinema and restaurant were shelved last year when the man who developed the plan, Ian McDonald, passed away.

bunker conveyors in wangi power station - newcastle herald - lost collective

Now Mr McDonald’s family company has the site for sale.

To read the article in Lakes Mail, click here.

The Lakes Mail has always been first to ask the questions that need to be asked, to highlight important matters of concern, to push for the changes that the community demands, to celebrate local achievements, and to inform locals about exactly what’s going on in their area.

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iGNANT Feature On Brett Patman | Lost Collective

Online art magazine iGNANT got in touch early 2016 to talk about Lost Collective. Another amazing publication who helped share the story from the very beginning.

a dark hall in a colliery - ignant - lost collective

It was pretty exciting stuff to be featured alongside some of the world’s most talented upcoming artists.

I had to have a laugh at some of the feedback from the Facebook post. I guess it is no surprise that not everyone loves HDR.

entertainment room of callan park - ignant - lost collective

Here’s some of my personal favourites –

Please iGNANT shows us no such HDR photos.

2006 called, it wants its Flickr photos back.

HDR post process should be illegal.

a clinic in callan park - ignant - lost collective

Everyone’s a critic huh?

I think HDR is one of those things that has been through a period of being so overdone by everyone (including myself), that it became a dirty word by default.

While I certainly believe people’s criticisms of HDR can be valid, it’s like anything other creative outlets, there can still be good when there is bad.

There is no shortage of terrible music out there but you wouldn’t stop listening altogether because someone made a trap remix of Gangnam Style right?

I guess for my comparison to make sense the internet would need to be flooded with terrible remixes of Gangnam Style. For all I know, it probably is!

the bath house ignant - lost collective

Anyway, check out some excerpts from the article below.

From an old power station to a forgotten hospital, the images depict decaying places in dark tones with an eerie atmosphere.

In an exclusive statement about the project, Patman says: “I’ve been shooting abandoned buildings for five years. I think they provide really interesting subject matter that often has rich history attached.

The images are quite powerful and have the ability to engage entire communities in a discussion about the past, present and future of the buildings.”

To read the article on iGNANT, click here .

entertainment hall of white bay power station - ignant - lost collective

iGNANT is an award-winning online magazine featuring the finest in art, design, photography, fashion and architecture. iGNANT is passionate about bringing you a curated selection of the most captivating work from both established creatives as well as emerging talents.

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Broadsheet – Why I Take Photos in Abandoned Buildings

I was invited to write for Broadsheet early in 2016. it was an opportunity to tell the story of what drives me to do what I do with Lost Collective.

ashio copper mine - broadsheet - lost collective

A year since writing this for Broadsheet, a lot has changed, whether for better or for worse, but the one thing that has stayed the same is the community reaction to the photos I post.

Not the likes, wows, shares or any of that. The real, first-hand reactions of people recalling their past. It is still such an amazing thing to watch unfold.

blayney abattoir - lost collective

I have met some incredible people over the past year who used to frequent the places I shoot. Some have even contributed greatly to the written component of many of the lost collective galleries.

One of the most amazing people I have met is a 94-year-old named John who founded an engineering company which played a part of the construction of most power stations in Australia.

callan park - broadsheet - lost collective

John saw my images of White Bay Power Station in the Sydney Morning Herald and called me on my way home from work to talk about his time there.

John is getting on these days and his memory is beginning to fail which is why he wrote this book.

grumpy gramps remembers book - broadsheet - lost collective

Here’s an excerpt from the article below.

I’ve worked as a fitter and turner for the past 15 years, then as a mechanical service technician, servicing all kinds of different customer sites to install, maintain and repair equipment. Places like water-treatment plants, mines, refineries, foundries, laboratories, food manufacturers, cigarette factories, crematoriums, power stations, the list goes on. I always thought the buildings that made up these industries were interesting – it’s what’s left behind when these industries become redundant that is often most interesting.

To read full the article I wrote for Broadsheet, click here .

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You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy. To view our Privacy Policy.

SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Lost Collective, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

SECTION 14 - INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Lost Collective and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

SECTION 15 - SEVERABILITY

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

SECTION 16 - TERMINATION

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

SECTION 17 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with relevant Australian laws.

SECTION 19 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.