Events

Our Museum Events and Exhibitions for December 2016 – February 27 2017



1916 & 1917 – the Years that Changed Us

December 2016 – February 2017

Miners won the 8 hour Day – We lost many Illawarra sons in WW1 on the Western Front, including a very young Edward Sydney “Ted” Cawe, a Unanderra Railway employee, from a family of railway employees. .

And the world would be in upheaval following  the Russian Revolution.

Did you know that Black and Decker patented their first portable electric drill ?

That hemlines were moving above the ankle ?

So what else was happening in the Illawarra in 1916 – 1917 ?


Sneak Preview for more events into 2017



March 3 – 12 2017 – Seniors Week 2017 Theme : Growing Young

Disasters and Story Telling : New Ways of Sharing and Telling

Baby boomer seniors have been the ultimate technology adopters since their early childhoods from televisions to mobile phones, digital cameras and social media like Facebook. And they’ve brought their parents along for the ride.

Our Museum Research Focus for 2017 is Local Disasters.

So we are issuing an invitation to our local Seniors  to pass on their experiences with past disasters- what happened – how they coped – all captured with digital media



March 2017 : 1887 – 2017 : 130 Years since the Catastrophic 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster – where 81 lives were claimed.

So many lives were lost – the impact on their families and the whole coal mining village of Bulli was very profound. Who were they ? What were their stories ?

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The victims also  included some of Sherbrooke’s family connections- discovered as part of the Museum’s Sherbrooke One Place Study Research Programme

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April – May 2017 : NSW National Trust Heritage Festival – Disasters – Mine Explosions – Floods – Bushfires – Shipwrecks such as the Queen of Nations

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Also : How Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain faced Natural Disasters

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Part of the Museum’s Sherbrooke One Place Study Research Programme



June – July 2017 : 1887 – 2017 : 130 Years since the Railway came to Bulli and the South Coast

How did the Railway change the Illawarra and its peoples ?

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And what were the implications of the Railway for Sherbrooke, the now lost village on Bulli Mountain ? Part of the Museum’s Sherbrooke One Place Study Research Programme. 



August – November  2017 : 1939 – 1946 : What Did You Do in the War Mummy ?  …war time days of Illawarra girls

– Also … Stories of Sherbrooke’s Descendants in WW2

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Part of the Museum’s Sherbrooke One Place Study Research Programme



December 2017 – February 2018 : Great Train Journeys of the World – Near and Far

Illawarra people are great travellers .. both across Australia and the Globe  ….

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Have you ever been on the Tren del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia ? It’s the End of the World Train in Southern Patagonia way down in Southern Argentina, South America. Do you have pics of train trips from your travels in unusual places in Australia and overseas ? We’d love to hear from you !  Email : bdhcbulli@gmai.com.



Below are pics from our very popular April – May 2014 Up and Down Bulli Mountain – Discovering the Lost Village of Sherbrooke exhibition.

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Black Diamond Heritage Centre at Bulli Railway Station

Black Diamond Heritage Centre at Bulli Railway Station

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