Not All Beer and Skittles...The Life and Times of Benjamin Horace Turner

Our 2012 exhibition featured the life of Benjamin Horace Turner; aviator, artist, poet, world record parachutist and manufacturer of 'Scamp' swimsuits Australia. Ben lived for many years at Clover Hill, Macquarie Pass, where he worked on building his tudor style manor house built on the side of huge natural rock formations on his property.

Ben and Jean Turner at Clover Hill in the 1950s

Ben's tudor manor house at Clover Hill

Amazing Stories.

Our 2011 exhibition featured amazing stories from all across Shellharbour City. Stories from the exhibition were featured weekly in the Shellharbour/Kiama Advertiser and Lake Times.

Convicts in Shellharbour

Explores the lives of convicts who are known to have been assigned in Shellharbour, or moved to the area after they were granted a Ticket of Leave. Many of these convicts and their descendants made major contributions to the development of our City. Every effort was made to ensure the information in this exhibition was correct at time of production. If errors occur please let us know.

Our Working Lives

Our Working Lives includes stories about the working lives of well known members of the community including Albert Neate, Austin O'Gorman, Betty O'Gorman, Brian Walsh, Claude Harris, Evelyn Owen, Garnet Johnston, Harold Tomlin, June Shortland, May Barrie, Mervyn Swan, Pat Christopher, Paul Hockey, Bob Grey, Russell East, Tom Twist, Tori De Mestre and Bill Stanford. 

Shellharbour City Sesquicentenary Exhibition

This exhibition features prominent pioneers and historic buildings in the city and was exhibited during the 150th anniversary of Shellharbour Council in June 2009. 

Shellharbour Village and St Paul's Church of England c.1890.
Shellharbour Images Shellharbour City Libraries.