THE HISTORY OF BUNDEENA & MAIANBAR
Skate Board ramp completed.
The First Residents
The first residents of the Port Hacking area were the Dharawal aborigines.
There is evidence that the area south of Port Hacking has been inhabited
for at least 7,500 years.
There were reports of felons in the Cabbage Tree region and in the
area south of Port Hacking, who were producing sly grog . They used the
caves along the foreshore for storage.
First land grants were made to Owen Byrne and George Simpson. William
Simpson built a hotel at what is now known as Bonnie Vale
The State Parliment dedicated the National Park.
Flood gates were constructed at Audley
Sutherland Council founded.
W.A Hodgkinson conducted a launch service from Gunnamatta.
Captain R.R Ryall commenced the Cronulla - Bundeena ferry service.
Mrs Kingham of the Simpson's Hotel commenced a service from Gunnamatta
Bay to the Hotel.
Sutherland shire erected a new Jetty at Bundeena.
The Great Despression began. There were depression villages at Boat
Habour and Bundeena as the unemployed drifted into the area.
The sutherland-Cronulla railway line was opened.
Electricity and telephone services were installed.
A major bush fire caused major damage to Bushland around Bundeena.
The primary school opened in temporary accommodatino in the RSL Hall.
Bad bush fires burnt 60% of the Royal National Park.
more bush fires.
The Bundeena & Maianbar water supply was turned on.
Major bush fires.
The Bundeena festival was held to celebrate the centenary of the Royal
Major bush fires attacked Bundeena.
All weather bridge built at Waterfall.
School Hall completed, Time capsule closed.
Major bush fires burnt 90% of the RNP
Boat ramp constucted.
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