We are renovating! This section of the Museum is closed while we upgrade our exhibition. We look forward to seeing you at the end of 2020 with our new experience.
Jervis Bay History
This Gallery told the story of Jervis Bay, from the per-European period of Aboriginal occupation, through colonial European settlement, and through periods of social change and economic Development up to modern times.
Koori Coast covered the history and experience of the Indigenous people that have occupied the Bay area for over 5,000 years. Recounting the struggles of the local Aboriginal people to survive the marginalisation of European settlement through to the Aboriginal land rights movement of the 1970s and contemporary living.
Other sections tell of shipbuilding at Huskisson, which became the first major industry. Learn more about the numerous shipwrecks along the treacherous south coast and infamous ‘Wreck Bay and the urban and industrial development plans for Jervis Bay over the years.