Bellinger Valley Historical Society Museums
Preserving and displaying the Aboriginal and European history of the Bellinger Valley.
The Bellinger Valley Historical Society is a non-profit organisation of volunteers, dedicated to preserving the history of the Bellinger Valley and surrounding areas on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Society began in the 1960s, and a Urunga branch of the Museum has been open since that time. The Urunga Museum is now permanently settled�in the old School of Arts building, opposite the Morgo Street Caravan Park.
via Bellingen and Urunga Museums | Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country!.
With my recent wondering about URUNGA and what looks like neglect to me, followed by the SEA LIDO RALLY I am taking a retro look at the Papers to see what its been like – previously. Surely some of the good can be brought into the present. A seaside town with no swimming. Get a Grip ! WHY do people say “ ah well the effluent flows into the lagoon from the Sewage Treatment works” . What sort of explanation is that ? Hello ! Its 2011.
After a good bit of coastal travel between Brisbane and Bateman’s Bay – I am left wondering. Why take away all that was good about the past to treat the uncared for present and create a future without history. Many of these other little towns have reclaimed their heritage and brought it back to life as well as incorporating it in modern developments.
There are some excellent URUNGA tales which are simply being lost. Lets dig ‘em out and see what they are. Check the PEGUMS’ new PILOT HOUSE book “ Crossing the Bar” at the Library in Urunga or Museum in Bello. We have a fascinating history.
PS. I do not apologise for any duplication of data from earlier posts.
Back to other times :
URUNGA : THE LITTLE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT. TOWN OF SWIMMERS. LET US SWIM !
Mr Petitt said water in the lagoon was meeting environmental standards. “I haven’t heard of anyone getting sick after swimming in the Lido.”
“Urunga is the jewel in the crown of Bellingen Shire. Other centres have their swimming facilities. We want one here in Urunga at the old Lido site,” Mr Petitt concluded.
The Committee was empowered to begin negotiations with Council and the relevant government departments for a tidal swimming facility on the site of the old Sea Lido.
via We want a tidal pool: Urunga – Local News – News – General – Bellingen Courier Sun.
Thought I would re-visit the bench in the URUNGA COACH STOP.
A truly sad example of the bench. The structure around it is unmaintained and dirty. The bench is low and uncomfortable.Exposed to elements from all directions except the East. No toilet facilities near to hand. No bus timetable. A place of despair and discomfort rather than a meeting place for holidaymakers. Shame on you, Bello Council !
Take a look at Nambucca Coach Stop. It had some fine benches as well and the drivers and travellers alike were sitting there yaaning.
It is also situated on the edge of the river. Pretty. Comfortable and clean with toilets.