Pulp days remembered

Photo from the Pioneer Village Museum Collection

Photo from the Pioneer Village Museum Collection

Memories of the days of The Pulp will be relived at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 16 July.

Local man and past paper mill worker, Allan Jamieson will officially launch his book The Pulp - The Rise and Fall of an Industry.

Director of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery Mr Greg Leong said, “Allan’s book will ignite the many memories the people of Burnie share about the paper mill and also give an insight into life as an employee working at the mill.”

The book launch coincides with a new exhibition at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery The Last Days of the Mill, by Tony Thorne. This exhibition also opening on Saturday 16 July is on until 11 September 2011 and captures the end of Burnie’s 73 years of industrial paper making expressed in prints and drawings.

“Anyone with an interest in Burnie’s history or a family connection to the mill should not miss the chance to meet Allan and purchase a copy of his book,” Mr Leong said.

Book sales and your opportunity to speak with Author Allan Jamieson and have your copy of The Pulp - The Rise and Fall of an Industry signed, begins at 12 noon Saturday 16 July at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. At 2pm Artist Tony Thorne will hold a free floor talk about his exhibition and memories of the mill. Directly after the floor talk (approximately 3:15pm) Ken Henderson, ex-Mill Manager of the Pulp will officially launch the book.

“I think it will be like a big reunion. The mill was a huge part of Burnie’s history and it involved so many Burnie families and should be remembered and celebrated. I urge young and old to come along and hear the many stories of our paper making past and purchase a copy of the book to continue to share our history with future generations,” he said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net