We are renovating!
This section of the Museum is closed while we upgrade our exhibition. We look forward to seeing you in October with our new experience.
Jervis Bay History
This Gallery will tell the story of Jervis Bay, from the pre-European period of Aboriginal occupation to colonial European settlement, and through periods of social change and economic development up to modern times.
Discover 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.
Learn about shipbuilding at Huskisson not far from the present site of the Museum, which became the first major industry in the local area, along with early tourism. There are stories of the numerous shipwrecks along the treacherous South Coast near Wreck Bay and the failed location of the Cape St George Lighthouse.