Handing over the keys

Official handing over the Bulli Railway Station keys to the Black Diamond Heritage Centre, September 23 1990. From left: Lana Chilby (near door), Rita Roberts (Black Diamond Heritage Centre life member), Bulli Station Master, Tom Mumford and Sharon Crawford on the eastern or downside platform. Photo: Mick Roberts Collection.

George the Bulli shunter

When I was editor of the Northern News, a weekly free newspaper circulated in the northern suburbs of Wollongong, I often received correspondence in relation to the Bulli district’s history. Here’s a letter I received from Peggy Scatt from Woonona on February 28 1992: Dear Sir, Regarding your article in the Northern News, re: staff…

On the hills behind Woonona

From Woonona, Bulli, Clifton, and other South Coast towns, that are on the edge of the sea, one may turn westward and climb the South Coast Range. The coastal towns dot the plain that is between the hills and the Pacific. The narrow luxuriant strip is fringed with beautiful beaches. Our picture was taken from the heights…

Bulli Pass Tragedy

THERE was standing room only when a coroner’s hearing was held over several days in the old Bulli court house in 1927. The court heard how Louis Johnson, motor-car driver, ploughed into a stationary car near Bulli Pass killing young lovers, John Conroy and Veronica Hockley. The two 20 somethings were just getting out of the car…

Striking Bulli coal miners

Miners from the Excelsior and old Bulli collieries photographed at Bulli yesterday. They were reading the latest developments following the Federal Government’s move in serving army call-up notices on many young South Coast miners who have been on strike since February 14. – The Melbourne Age Wednesday 1 March 1944    

Bulli Beach Improvements

BULLI, Sunday. The Bulli Shire Council has carried out improvements to the Bulli beach, including the erection of swings and round-abouts for children, shelter sheds, a new clubhouse for the surf life-saving club. – The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 7 August 1939.

Burrows of Bellambi

Mr. and Mrs. H. Burrows, of York Road, Bellambi, taken at the celebration of their Golden Wedding anniversary. The couple are popular identities of the Bellambi district where they have lived for the greater part of 50 years. –South Coast Times Monday 13 November 1950.