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1 September at 10.30am Illawarra Museum. Free talk THIS WONDERFULLY STRANGE COUNTRY - Rev. W B Clarke - Colonial Scientist. Bob Young taught and researched at the University of Wollongong for many years. In 2015, he published an account of William Branwhite Clarke (1798-1878) whose geological studies included the coal deposits of Illawarra.
6 October at 6.30pm. Free talk. Library Theatrette, Council Building, Burelli St, Wollongong SCANDAL, SLANDER AND INTERFERING WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS. Stories from Illawarra's murky past. Society president, Lorraine Neate will read from her soon to be published book.
3 November at 6.30pm. Free talk. Library Theatrette, Council Building, Burelli St, Wollongong JOURNEY OF TOM THUMB II. Award-winning artist, Christine Hill lives at Thirroul. She specializes in painting marine landscapes and boats. Christine will talk about her ten-painting set which illustrates the 1796 journey of Bass, Flinders and Martin in the Tom Thumb II along the Illawarra coast.
SPECIAL OFFER - buy a copy of our new publication at a discount price SCANDAL. SLANDER AND INTERFERING WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS by Lorraine Neate Femme fatales, moonshine, bushrangers and conmen - the scandalous and sometimes seamy side of early Illawarra History. Our new publication gives prominence to less well-known residents of Illawarra in the 19th Century and investigates their dark histories. CLICK for an ORDER FORM
11 Market St, Wollongong
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THE MUSEUM WILL CLOSE ON 17 AUGUST FOR PAINTING AND RENOVATION. WE WILL OPEN AGAIN ON 6 DECEMBER