A visit to Helensburgh & South Bulli Pits

AS part of the 1929/30 Royal Commission into the Australian coal industry (Davidson Commission) an official party visited Helensburgh and South Bulli Collieries (Bellambi) in June 1929. The slideshow pictures shows the official party visiting Helensburgh and Bellambi. The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported June 12 1929: CAN COAL COMMISSION SOLVE OUR “BLACK” PROBLEM ? IT WILL…

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South Bulli Colliery Lodge in the 1946 May Day march

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Scenes in South Coast Collieries

IN THE OLD BULLI MINE One of the oldest coal mines on the N.S.W. South Coast. The men are waiting for the skips to move off on their 2½-mile trip underground. STARTING THE DAY’S WORK A miner entering a skip which will take him down to the coal face. AT THE RESCUE STATION Where a team of…

Governor-General visits the South Bulli Colliery    

Left to right: Mr. A. E. O. Sellers (mine superintendent), Captain Leggatt, A.D.C., Mr. Kelso King, Mr. I. Scobie (mine manager), Sir Frederick Waley (chairman of directors), his Excellency Lord Stonehaven. – The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tuesday 5 July 1927. Subscribe to the latest Looking Back stories Can you help by donating to Looking Back?…