Museum Dioramas

New Museum Dioramas depicting early rail and tramways of the Ulladulla region.

As the dioramas are quite large it has been necessary to ‘stitch images’ together, thus large panorama views may have a little distortion. Hopefully you can appreciate the expert modelling techniques used when viewing the individual scene images.

 

These are beautiful model renditions of our history & times gone bye.

1. Lake Conjola to Bendalong Timber Tramway

A logging operation that saw the horse drawn timber tramway transport logs from the deeper water at Chinamans Island across a bridge to Boat Harbour lumber mill at Bendalong. Once processed it would be shipped to Sydney.

Conjola-Bendalong tramway
Conjola-Bendalong timber tramway

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2. Pattimores Lagoon to Bannisters Head Silica Railway

Constructed to support the mining of silica from Pattimores Lagoon and rail transport over 8 klms across Narrawallee inlet to the Bannister Head wharf for shipping silica to Newcastle and Port Kembla to make high temperature refractory bricks for steel works.. The diorama covers 2 large floor sections, thus 2 panorama images were needed. (NB: – with the display bending around corners….it was a photographic challenge!).

Pattimores Lagoon Timber Railway
Bannister Head end of the Silica Railway
Pattimores Lagoon Timber Railway
Pattimores Lagoon Silica mining

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3. Flat Rock Timber Mill & Tramway

A unique aspect of the timber tramway was a winch system on a truck pulling logs on a trolley up a very steep hill. The logs were milled at Flat Rock lumber mill then taken to Termeil by horse hauled road jinkers and in turn, via horse drawn tram-line trolley to Bawley Point followed by shipping to Sydney by coastal traders.

Flat Rock incline Timber tramway

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