It was back in the year 2000 some 20 years ago that young Kurri Kurri lad Brendan Brooks asked me if he could build a website to promote Kurri Kurri. Now consider that this was only 5 years after the introduction of the World Wide Web to Australian audiences and business.
Back in those days only very large towns such as Launceston and Dubbo had built website portals to promote their town and you weren’t allowed to add AU to the end of the web address back then, And so it was that was first born.
In April 2001 the website was launched covering as much activity in the community as possible including Tidy Towns the Business Chamber, weekend markets, business prospectus and history of the area.
The website was never to be a business chamber only portal but more of site where people could go for information about Kurri Kurri and any links that were there.
To have survived for 20 years with only minor updates is a credit to the foresight of Brendan Brooks 20 years ago. He was also instrumental in the construction of the Link or Sink lobbying website to push for the construction of the Hunter Expressway.
Brendan also built the website back in 2014 after the Expressway opened to promote a back roads drive through the Hunter Valley from Freemans Waterhole to Merriwa.
Today Kurri Kurri has refreshed the website as a Business Chamber website and there are others promoting the murals.
A big thank you is required of Brendan for his achievement in bringing Kurri Kurri into the 21st Century via the WWW.

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