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The Bullumwaal Muster


The Bullumwaal Muster


Saturday 5 November 2016

The Bullumwaal Hall at Bullumwaal

2pm – 5pm

Gold coin donation at the door

Bullumwaal is a former gold mining and later Timber Mill town approximately 24 km north of Bairnsdale.

Have you ever lived, had relations live, been a student at the school, been gold propsecting or timber milling or had any associations with Bullumwaal?

Then this is your chance to meet with other Bullumwaalites, tell your story, and find out more about the place, its history and people and help us reminisce about times past in a friendly gathering.


Coordinated by Janice Haynes, The Lady of History, daughter of Ray Haynes, Teacher at the Bullumwaal School No. 1794 in 1953 and 1954 and author of the book ‘The Bulumwaal Blues’ this project has been funded by the East Gippsland Shire Council as an Arts and Heritage Community Grant to be presented with the companion schools tour “Teach’s Blues” touring to 8 East Gippsland Schools in 2017.

The Bullumwaal Muster
activities at the hall on Saturday 5 November 2016 will include:

  • Music by Geoffrey d’Ombrain
  • History and why the name spelling has changed
  • Poetry readings and songs
  • Performance of an excerpt from “Teach’s Blues”
  • A bit of a dance
  • Display of School records and photographs
  • Recording of your stories and reminiscences
  • And a scrumptious barbeque – pay as you go (bring cash)


To help us cater effectively you are encouraged to book online at, but you won’t be asked to pay until you arrive on the day – bring cash, no EFTPOS available.  


* Don’t forget to bring some cash to make a donation to restore the famous Bullumwaal Hall curtain on display on the day.


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More information contact Janice Haynes – The Lady of History on 0407 348 478, Email:


This project is auspiced by the East Gippsland Family History Group and funded by the East Gippsland Shire Council Arts and Heritage.


A free bus/car  will be organised to depart from outside the East Gippsland Family History Group premises in Morgan Street, Bairnsdale at 1.30pm returning to Bairnsdale by 6pm. Pick ups and drop offs can be arranged by phoning the organiser. Please advise when booking if you would like to travel to Bullumwaal in a free bus/car. 


 Venue: Bullumwaal Hall, Bullumwaal
 Performance  Times: 2 - 5pm
 Duration: 3 hours
 Ticket Prices: Gold coin donation at the door 

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Contact: Janice Haynes - Coordinator
Telephone: 0407 348 478