Black Diamond Heritage Centre

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Bulli remembers the 1887 coal mine explosion that killed 81 men and boys

  THE anniversary of the 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster, which claimed the lives of 81 men and boys, was remembered on Friday at St Augustine’s Anglican Church. Descendants of the victims, students from Bulli High School and Primary School, and the community gathered at the Bulli memorial monument to lay wreaths and flowers after the … Continue reading

Election pushes Bulli disaster memorial back a day this year

TO avoid clashing with the NSW Government election on Saturday March 23, the Black Diamond Heritage Centre will commemorate the 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster a day earlier this year. On March 23 1887, 81 men and boys were killed in a methane gas explosion in the Bulli Colliery. A memorial service is held each year … Continue reading

2018 Bulli disaster memorial service

A TERRIFIC explosion was heard above Bulli School – from the Old Bulli Mine – 131 years ago this Friday, which took the lives of 81 men and boys – there was only survivor, Herbert Cope. The Bulli Mine Disaster, as it became known, remains the second worst industrial accident in Australia’s history – only … Continue reading

History comes alive on trail

In 1865 the first gas supply was brought to Wollongong from a gas plant in Corrimal Street and the telegraph office in Market Street opened its doors. Now 150 years later the local gas supply no longer exists, but the telegraph office (later expanded to include Wollongong’s first Government Post Office) still operates as our … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Lost Village

By MICK ROBERTS. A FEW rusted corrugated water tanks scattered amongst the leftovers of English ornamental gardens, stone walls and twisted barbed wire are all that remain of the pretty little village of Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain. The settlement, a couple of kilometres west of the summit of Bulli Pass, is no more – given … Continue reading

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