Dunboyne Private Hospital, Woonona

THE former Nurse Jarrett’s Maternity Hospital, Old Dunboyne, 13 High Street, Woonona. Nurse Mary Jarrett was a well known and highly respected midwife in Woonona. She like Nurse Cram, who ran a private hospital on the Princes Highway where the Mines Rescue Station is located, and Nurse Hobbs, whose hospital was located behind the old…

Woonona’s 1949 beach girl

Woonona’s Marjorie Jones, which the Sydney Daily Telegraph described as being 18 years of age, was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a bust of 33 inches, a waist of 25 inch, hips 33 inches and weighing 8 stone 12 pounds, was a brunette, with brown eyes. She was one of the newspapers “Beach Girls of…

Illawarra Surf Life Saving identities

Officials and delegates of the South Coast Branch of the Surf Life Saving Club of NSW Front row (left to right): G. Roebuck, W. Weber (Corrimal), A. Brown (Kiama), J. Mawson (Helensburgh and Stanwell Park), O. H. Peterson (Thirroul), E. Peterson (North Wollongong), R. Cairns (Woonona), M. Bourke (registrar, S.L.S.A.). Second Row: T. Halpin (president,…

Modern hospital serves the district

Bulli and Woonona citizens can well feel proud that they have one of the most modern hospitals in the State. It is capably controlled by a Board of directors led by the president, Mr. G. Hughes and secretary, Mr. C. R. Veigel. The early history of the Bulli Hospital is very interesting. To say the…

Tall tale of the lost fish

“THE TALL TALE OF THE LOST FISH” — Anglers exchange sympathy on Bulli Beach. This photograph by E. C. Steed, “Trentham”, Long Street, South Strathfield, won the first prize of £2 and 2 shillings in a Sydney Daily Telegraph weekly amateurs’ photography  competition. The photograph was published in the Telegraph on Friday 22 July 1927.

Bulli Beach Fatality

CORONIAL INQUIRY The deputy Coroner (Mr. J. Kirby J.P.) resumed the adjourned inquiry into the death of William Henry Palmer, who was drowned off Bulli Beach on Jan. 29th. The inquiry was held at Bulli on Wednesday. David Scott and John Johnstone gave evidence to the effect that they saw Palmer throw up his arms…

A visit to Helensburgh & South Bulli Pits

AS part of the 1929/30 Royal Commission into the Australian coal industry (Davidson Commission) an official party visited Helensburgh and South Bulli Collieries (Bellambi) in June 1929. The slideshow pictures shows the official party visiting Helensburgh and Bellambi. The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported June 12 1929: CAN COAL COMMISSION SOLVE OUR “BLACK” PROBLEM ? IT WILL…

The Bulli Pass

THE MAN IN THE STREET The Devil’s Elbow L. Marshall has no fears: — I read with much surprise the letter of “Narrow Escape” regarding’ the elbow on Bulli Pass. Being a constant user of the Pass Road and travelling over it every day, as I drive a transport motor, I am surprised to find…

Bulli Hospital Flooded

RAIN LEAKS INTO WARDS Operation Carried Out In Deluge URGENT CASES TURNED AWAY BULLI, Thursday. THE Bulli Public Hospital has been flooded by rain water since Sunday night. Yesterday a man was operated on urgently while rain poured through the roof of the operating theatre. “It poured on to the doctors, nurses and patient,” said…

Handing out ‘how to votes’ at Coledale on polling day

THE June 1933 by-election for the State electorate of Bulli was won by the Labor Party’s John Thomas Sweeney with over 45 per cent of the vote. Sweeney was up against the United Australia Party’s Arthur Butterell, Communist, Paul Martin and the Miners’ Candidate, Albert Willis. The by-election for the seat, which had 13,008 on…

North Bulli Colliery, Coledale

  Slideshow of North Bulli Colliery, Coledale, NSW. Photos: The Sydney Mail February 1 1905  THE beginning of the coal mining industry in Coledale led to the expansion and development of the area. Coledale’s first coal mine was opened in 1889 but was abandoned because of problems with underground water. This mine was redeveloped as…