Tuesday 13 October 2015

In Thirroul - Trove Tuesday

This week we have had the delight of the birth of a new grandchild and attendant baby sitting duties for his elder brother in Thirroul, NSW. This beachside spot nestles below the escarpment at the very base of the Bulli Pass. The history of the surrounding coal mines, accidents therein, and strikes for better conditions are all well detailed in the newspaper collections in Trove but I came across this evocative description attributed to C.G.B. and published here in 1892.

1892 'Thirroul.', The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), 19 March, p. 639, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16218472
Tomorrow we return home and leave the new baby 'peaceful, through dreaming time with face serene'.


  1. I love this poetic description of Thirroul. If only writing was this romantic today.

    1. Yes indeed, thank goodness we can find such treasures as this piece.

  2. Hi Carmel, Have a safe trip back.

    If you are into Pinterest I made a Pinterest board to share #trovetuesday posts. https://www.pinterest.com/travelgenee/trovetuesday if you want to join up.


    1. Thanks Fran, shall look when I'm home with better connection.


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