History of Coal Mining in the Illawarra

History of Coal in the Illawarra

Book launch and author talk at Thirroul Library, Monday 22 May, 11 am to 12 noon.

The book is “A History of the prospecting and development of Coal Mining in the Illawarra Southern Highlands and Burragorang Valley” It covers mines to the north of Mt Kembla including Coalcliff mine. The book was written by Ron Cairns, Graham Pryor and Andy Hubscher and covers the discovery of coal in 1797 by sailors making their way to Sydney Cove on foot after being shipwrecked.

There will also be video footage of what it is like in Illawarra’s underground mines something not everyone gets to experience firsthand.

It is the second book in a two part series, the first of which was very successfully launched at Wollongong Library (Local Studies) a few years ago. To book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/author-talk-history-of-coal-mining-in-th...