Mt Kembla Heritage Centre was founded in 2008 as a keeping place for Mt Kembla's tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It provided the community with a place to record and perserve our history as well as to share our unique stories. Mt Kembla Heritage Centre housed the most comprehensive exhibition in the world on the Mt Kembla mine disaster which occurred on the 31 July 1902, where 96 men and boys lost their lives. This disaster remains the worst mining accident in Australia's history.
Mt Kembla Heritage Centre closed at the end of June, 2018. Most of the collection and displays are currently in safe storage managed by Wollongong Heritage Collections Incorporated - October 2020. The documents are stored at the Local Studies section of the Wollongong City Library. Small themed displays are being prepared for viewing at the Library. It is envisaged that these will be changed during the year.
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Mount Kembla Stories below is a short clip introducing our rich local history beginning with our Indigenous Dharawal history and unique natural history through to European endeavours in agriculture and industry as well as disasters, wars and community life. Mount Kembla's history deserves to be preserved.