Mount Kembla Colliery Disaster 31 July 1902 - Report of the Royal Commission, together with minutes of evidence and exhibits
Royal Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Mount Kembla Colliery Disaster
Bellambi Coal Company
The Mines of the Bellambi Coal Co. Limited, Southern Coal District, New South Wales, Marchant and Co. Ltd., Printers, Sydney, 1909, 100p + map. Photographs by Hall & Co., Sydney.
Australian Council of Trade Unions and Community Arts Board of the Australia Councl
Booklet accompanying an exhibition held at the Trades Hall, Melbourne, along with outlining policies related to collaboration between artists and the union movement.
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
Catalogue of an exhibition of Australian artists held in association with the Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles, 1 June - 12 August 1984 at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. Section on Redback Graphix.
The Mary Wade History Association
In 1789, ten year old Mary Wade was found guilty of theft and sentenced to death by hanging. This was subsequently commuted to transportation to the colony of Botany, where she arrived the following year. This book presents details of her life and descendents.
The Mary Wade Prize, School of History, University of Wollongong
Mary Wade was transported to New South Wales at the age of 11 in 1789. She had been found guilty of highway robbery and sentenced to death by hanging at her trial. However, as was often the case in such trials, her death sentence was commuted to transportation to the penal colony of New South Wales for life. As far as the records show, she was the youngest female to be transported to the Antipodes. She sailed with the Second Fleet, on the Lady Juliana, a ship comprised entirely of women convicts. It had been noted by the authorities that the colony was in ‘great need of women. She arrived in Sydney Cove in June 1790 and was then sent to Norfolk Island. Mary established a relationship with a fellow convict, Teague (Edward) Harrigan. They returned to Sydney in 1803. Teague disappeared on a whaling expedition in 1806. Mary then established a relationship with Jonathon Brooker and married him in 1817. By then she had gained her Certificate of Freedom (1812). The family, like many of the ex-convict families in colonial New South Wales, struggled to make a living, but make a living they did. By 1828, they had settled in the Illawarra. Brooker died in 1833, and Mary remained in the Illawarra for the rest of her life. She died in 1859, aged 82. According to the family history, Mary had 21 children and their descendants number in the thousands. They include Kevin Rudd, the former prime minister of Australia.
To acknowledge this formidable woman a number of descendants of Mary Wade came together in the 1980's to produce a family history in the form of this book. The profit from sales of this book were offered to the University of Wollongong in 1987 to be used as a prize for the most meritorious candidate undertaking an honours thesis in Australian History. The members of the School of History at the University have always regarded the prize as an important one: it recognises the achievements of the early convicts in helping build Australia and it encourages research into the history of the country to which Mary was banished. Previous recipients have gone on to postgraduate work and then careers in academia and the public service.
Associate Professor John McQuilton, University of Wollongong, 2014
Frank Young, William Piper, Michael K. Organ, and A. P. Doyle
Who was Old Pioneer? Despite the passing of over sixty years since the initial publication of the series "Reminiscences of Illawana by Old Pioneer" in the Illawarra Mercury between 1923-25, the identity of this Old Pioneer is still shrouded in mystery. It is commonly held that Old Pioneer was Frank Young, a prominent local resident and journalist with the Illawarra Mercury, who used letters written to that paper by various old pioneers of Illawarra - including William Piper (1843-1927) - along with his own personal interview material and reminiscences, to compile the series known as "Reminiscences of Illawarra by Old Pioneer". This series was published in the Illawarra Mercury in 79 parts between 12 October 1923 and 8 May 1925, and a further, un-numbered part appeared on 8 June 1934.
Michael K. Organ
A documentary history of the Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1850, including a chronological blibliography covering the period 1770-1990. This is volume 1. The next part Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1900 is available here: http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/118/
An account of the Bulli coal mining disaster of 23 March 1887 in which 81 mine workers lost their lives. Bulli is located in the Illawarra coal fields, on the east coast of Australia, south of Sydney. The disastrous explosion in the mine was caused by a neglect of safety issues. A Royal Commission was subsequently called to look into the disaster.