All there is to know about Terragong Swamp

Landcare IllawarraDid you know that a vast marshland once covered the floor of the Jamberoo Valley? 120 years ago a drainage scheme was initiated which changed ‘the swamp’ into one of the most fertile and productive areas in the country.

At the next talk organised by the Kiama and District Historical Society, David Radford and Geoff Boxsell will be sharing their know-ledge of the Terragong Swamp – from prehistory to the present day.

David has a keen interest in local history and has spoken on several topics for the historical society. Geoff has a lifelong connection with Jamberoo and the dairy industry and is the secretary of the Terragong Drainage Union, which continues to manage the area.

Details: Sat 22 August, 2.30pm, Family History Centre (beneath Kiama Library). Enquiries 42378331. All welcome. Free.

 

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