We are renovating! This section of the Museum is closed while we upgrade our exhibition. We look forward to seeing you from 17th October 2020
This exhibition redevelopment has been made possible by a grant from the NSW Government CREATE NSW Regional Cultural Fund.
Designed by Thylacine Design Projects with support from our Curator and in house volunteers. This new gallery tells the story of Jervis Bay, from the pre-European period of Aboriginal occupation to colonial European settlement, through periods of social change and economic development up to modern times.
MUNGURRA-NGGUL means home-belong in the local Dhurga language and we loosely translate this to "our place" because it tells our story.
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 also stories of the numerous shipwrecks along the treacherous South Coast near Wreck Bay and the failed location of the Cape St George Lighthouse.