It Woke the Town Up

Presented as part of the 2023 Bunbury Biennale, ‘It Woke the Town Up’ is an independent curatorial project exploring media and ephemera linked to the 1976 bombing of the woodchip terminal in Bunbury.

A visceral protest against the logging of old growth forests in the South West of Western Australia, the 1976 ‘Bunbury woodchip bombing’ is little-known outside WA, yet it was labelled one of the first acts of eco terrorism in Australia.

Curated by Dr. Amanda Gardiner, It Woke the Town Up combines new research, ephemera, media, and imagery to present an interdisciplinary exploration of this pivotal historic event.

Aligning with the ‘Culture/Nature’ theme of the 2023 Bunbury Biennale, this exhibition marks the start of an ongoing research project into the politically motivated attempt to destroy the wood chipping export terminal at the Bunbury port in 1976.

More public programs associated with this exhibition will be announced — visit the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre website for more information.

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Event Details

1 Arthur Street, Bunbury, Western Australia

Open 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays and public holidays.

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