Bruce Hamon

Bruce Hamon was born in Sydney in 1917, but spent his childhood and primary school years at Bawley Point. His secondary schooling was at St Patrick’s College, Goulburn. Bruce then studied science and engineering at Sydney University. He joined the CSIRO in 1941, and remained with them until retiring in 1979. Initially he worked on electrical standards, but in 1957 he transferred to the Division of Fisheries (later the Division of Oceanography) at Cronulla, where his interests were ocean currents, tides and mean sea levels. Bruce’s other interests were fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, birdwatching and woodwork. He passed away in 2014.

They Came to Murramarang »

A History of Murramarang, Kioloa and Bawley Point

Authored by: Bruce Hamon
Bruce Hamon’s They Came to Murramarang, first published in 1994, provides a unique combination of local history and personal recollections from a writer who witnessed the transformation of the Murramarang region from the timber era to modern times. This new edition retains the original character of Bruce’s engaging prose with additional chapters relating to Bruce’s life, the writing of the book, the Indigenous history of the region and the transformation of the area since the book was written. The book has also been enhanced by the insertion of additional photographs.