The Sherbrook Sisters present “Up and Down Bulli Mountain” as part of the NSW Heritage Festival.
A lost village over on Bulli Mountain – a once strong, vibrant & prosperous community – not an impoverished, hillbilly rural backwoods – sacrificed for Cataract Dam for Sydney’s water. In 1903, compulsory resumption of their farms, orchards, saw mills, their Church & School. Their descendants now prevented by the Sydney Catchment Authority from visiting this place of their ancestors.
Where exactly was Sherbrooke? How did it come to be sacrificed? Who lived there Did they ever come down the mountain to Bulli on the coast? Did they get any compensation? Where did they go after the resumption? Did they really have their own Cricket Club and Atheneum Debating Society? Were any Sherbrooke people killed in the Bulli Mine Disaster of 1887, where 81 died?