Paul Tuckerman and his father were employed by NSW State Rail all their working lives. Paul was instrumental in saving the hall from demolition and is a member of the Thirroul Railway Institute Preservation Society (TRIPS), which helped restore the hall and manages its use. The Society has a program of events to celebrate the hall’s centenary in 2020.
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Paul’s Photo Album
Dances – Dancefloor – Thirroul Station – Trains – 1920 – Railway Staff – Depot – Vocational Education – Library – Tradesmen – Engineers – Working-class – Piano – Bulli Workers Social & Literary Club – Wedding Receptions – Anniversaries – Industrial Meetings – Political Meetings – Unions – Labor Party – Union Banners – Photographs of Labor Members – Thirroul Branch ALP, 1976 Proposed Demolition – TRIPS – Preservation Society – Thirroul Dance Academy – North Illawarra Bridge Club – Bluegrass – Illawarra Recorder Association – Centenary – Family Gatherings – Heritage Listing
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