What I saw in November 2010

Recycle from my photoblog and Neil’s Final Decade. The photoblog was temporarily mothballed in November 2010.

Kembla Street — 1

Posted on November 3, 2010 by Neil



Illawarra Flame

Posted on November 7, 2010 by Neil

The iconic indigenous plant of Wollongong.


Wollongong today

Posted on November 12, 2010 by Neil

This helps me remember why I moved here.



Flagstaff Battery, Wollongong

Posted on November 13, 2010 by Neil

Relic of the Crimean War and the “Russia Scare” ….



Bates Motel visitors

Posted on November 17, 2010 by Neil


Enjoying the sunshine

Posted on November 23, 2010 by Neil


Sunday lunch–Mount Kembla Hotel

Posted on November 28, 2010 by Neil

Historic Mount Kembla proved a great place for lunch with Sirdan on an otherwise dampish day.


More from Mount Kembla

Posted on November 30, 2010 by Neil



An explosion at 2pm on July 31, 1902, at Mt. Kembla colliery killed 96 men and boys. The sound of the explosion could be heard in Wollongong, some 7 miles away. At the end of the day 33 women were widows and 120 children were fatherless.

The hundreds of rescuers were headed by former Keira Mine manager and ex-mayor of Wollongong, Major Henry MacCabe who had played a vital part in rescue efforts at the Bulli Mine disaster in 1887 which killed 81 miners.

MacCabe and Nightshift Deputy, William McMurray were to lose their own lives during the rescue effort to the effect of “overpowering fumes”, adding 2 more deaths to the 94 miners…

— See Mt  Kembla  Colliery Gas  Explosion  –  1902.