Upcoming Events

Illawarra Historical Society Monthly Meetings

Illawarra Museum, 11 Market Street, Wollongong
(02) 4228 7770 www.illawarramuseum.com
The Illawarra Historical Society hosts monthly meeting with a special guest speaker for members and guests on the first Thursday of every month at the Illawarra Museum.

Hidden Gems – Historic Houses of Wollongong
Thursday 6 July – Free talk by John Shipp
10:30am Illawarra Museum, 11 Market St Wollongong

Wollongong has a number of interesting historic houses that are either unknown or taken for granted. John will talk about some of the hidden domestic gems between Stanwell Park and Dapto. It is free and vistors are very welcome.

Land Title Office Records
Thursday 3 August – Free talk with Terry Nunan
10:30am Illawarra Museum, 11 Market St, Wollongong.

It is free and visitors are very welcome. Land records as sources for local and family history. Terry Nunan will talk about how to use the records of the NSW Land Titles Office to research local and family history. Terry will also address some of the issues that have accompanied the privatisation of land records.

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Black Diamond Heritage Centre Bulli

Bulli Railway Station East
Open every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
Adults $4 – Seniors $3 – Children $2
(02) 4283 6429
www.blackdiamondheritagecentrebulli.wordpress.com

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

August–November 2017: 1939–1946 What Did You Do in the War Mummy? 

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Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Open Day

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July – 10am to 4pm
Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail
(02) 4257 4333 www.hars.org.au

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) is pleased to recommend its series of Open Days showing off some of the unique aircraft held at its headquarters at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. The open days will be held on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month. Travel through aviation history at this museum at the Illawarra Regional Airport. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc (HARS) has an ever-growing collection of aircraft which includes a F111C fighter bomber, Neptune Submarine Hunter and a Messerschmitt 108 (Nord 1002). One of the newest drawcards is the famous Qantas 747-400, which landed in 2015. HARS, a not-for-profit organisation, was formed in 1979 by a group of aviation enthusiasts interested in the preservation of Australian aviation history.

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum Open Days

48 Tongara Road, Albion Park Rail
Mainline and miniature train rides from 10:00am to 4:00pm
(02) 4256 4627 www.ilrms.com.au

Sunday 9th July
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 4:00pm with locomotive “Burra”.

Saturday 22nd July
Diesel & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Saturday 12th August
Campfire Kitchen Challenge from 7:00am to 6:00pm
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 4:00pm with locomotive “Kiama”.

The museum regularly opens to the public with train rides on the Second Sunday of each month, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We also operate on the fourth Sunday in January, Easter Sunday and the Sunday of the June (Queen’s Birthday) and October (Labour Day) long weekends. The museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 9:30am and 3:30pm for visitors. These are our working days and public inspections are welcome, our standard fees and conditions apply for guided locomotive shed tours. The museum site is available for hire for “Railway theme” or experience for private functions such as Christmas Parties, Weddings or Social Club functions. Schools’ educational visits are a specialty and are very welcome. Other group visits such as seniors and motoring clubs can also be arranged.Steam locomotives operate on the monthly running day but may be replaced by a diesel locomotive due to a total fire ban or other operational requirements.

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