2020 Bulli mine disaster memorial service

Bulli Mine Disaster

UPDATED MARCH 16 2020: Due to the coronavirus pendemic, the Black Diamond Heritage Centre have cancelled this event. See Bulli Times story here.

THE Black Diamond Heritage Centre invites the community to the 2020 commemoration of the 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster at St Augustines Anglican Church Park Road, Bulli on Monday, March 23 from 1.30pm.

The anniversary of the colliery explosion, which claimed the lives of 81 men and boys, is remembered annually at the Park Road memorial.

Black Diamond Heritage Centre spokesperson, Kerrie Anne Christian said after the church service there will be wreath laying at the memorial followed by afternoon tea at the museum at Bulli Railway Station, Franklin Ave.

For a history of the disaster visit the Looking Back story: The Bulli Disaster



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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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