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.

Thursday 2 November, 6.30pm – Level 1, Wollongong City Library

Bess Moylan is a geographical information systems professional. She has worked on many projects including the Wollongong flood database and the Angkor Wat project at the University of Sydney. The Angkor Project used sophisticated geo-spatial techniques to map the extensive ruins at Siem Reap in Cambodia. She currently teaches mapping at Illawarra TAFE. Bess has been involved in training students in an Aboriginal – Site Works program which qualifies them to inspect, document and maintain Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites. Bess is interested in the use of local maps to interpret past land use, ownership as well as changes to natural features such as water courses.


Thursday December 7, 6.30pm – Illawarra Museum, 11 Market St, Wollongong

Come along and celebrate the year that was with a free barbeque and other refreshments. It will be an opportunity to see the changes in Museum exhibits especially the revamped farm shed display. As a special treat we will be entertained by the wonderful Swingaleles ukulele band. The Swingaleles are a local group comprised of the most talented ukulele players in the region. Their fame and prowess out shines even McNamara’s renowned band of song and legend! Please RSVP by 30 November to enable us to plan the catering.



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

Check out the fantastic ‘What Did You Do In The War, Mummy?’ exhibition at the Black Diamond Heritage Centre Bulli every Sunday 1pm-4pm until the end of November 2017



Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Open Day

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October – 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.



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 8th October
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 4:00pm with locomotive “Burra”.

Saturday 28th October – Halloween special
Miniature train rides from 4:00pm to 6:300pm
Diesel train rides from 4:00pm to 10:00pm with locomotive “Seymour”. Other details to follow closer to the event.

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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