The annual festivals have been indefinitely suspended
FOR THIS YEAR
2012, the 110th Disaster Anniversary
PLEASE NOTE: Rescheduled to date in November, watch the Merrigong website
Reading of Wendy Richardson’s `Windy Gully’ performed by
the Merrigong Theatre Company
At the Illawarra Performing Arts Company, Wollongong
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July
Heritage Bowls Weekend
Kembla Heights Bowls & Recreation Club
Fund raising for Breast Cancer Research
For Details Contact – Phone: 4271 1265
Sunday 29th July
Mt Kembla 'Bring Your Own Picnic Day and Heritage Displays’
9am to 4pm - Mt Kembla School & Heritage Centre
Working with Mt Kembla School and P&C Committee, we’ll be presenting the popular `Heritage Displays’ and `Bring Your Own Picnic Day’ in the historic school grounds. The local Scout Group will run a Sausage Sizzle.
The Expresso Coffee Van will be on hand.
Other Displays by Illawarra Coal’s Dendrobium Mine, Mines Rescue (Southern Division), the Friends of the Memorial Pathway, the Rural Fire Service and the Pit Top Pencils
Free guided bus tours of the Village, Kembla Heights & Windy Gully – start at the Fire Station bus stop – 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 3pm.
Aitken Family Reunion at 12 noon at the Mt Kembla Hotel
Mt Kembla Heritage Centre – 300 Cordeaux Rd, Mt Kembla
Open all day – the award winning display ‘Thunder in a Cloudless Sky’.
Including the new `Pit Pony Display’
National Parks & Wildlife Service:
Free 1-hour guided walking tour of Mt Kembla Mine Site - 10.30am & 12pm
Booking essential, register on the day at the NPWS stall in the school playground.
Ensure that you wear sturdy, closed footware, long pants & long sleeves.
Enjoy the music of the talented South Coast Country Music Association from 11am to 3pm
Sunday 29th July
2:00pm – Soldiers and Miners Memorial Church
Join the congregation in the 111th continuous annual service - honouring the 96 men and boys who died in the 1902 Mt Kembla Mine disaster.
Tuesday 31st July
The traditional ’96 Candles Ceremony’
6:30pm – Windy Gully Cemetery
Join the community and descendants of the Mt Kembla Mine disaster victims and survivors to commemorate the 96 men and boys killed in the 1902 disaster. This remains the largest loss of life in an industrial accident in Australia’s history.
Please note: There is no vehicular access to the area; so please take advantage of the FREE Premier Illawarra shuttle buses operating from the Mt Kembla Hotel and Kembla Hts Bowling Club from 5:30pm.
8pm – at the Mt Kembla Village Hotel, nibbles and hot toddy
8pm - Len Leffley reading his poems
& the screening of the documentary `Beneath Black Skies’ which covers the era
of the Mt Kembla mine disaster