Henson’s Bus Service, Corrimal

The South Coast Times reported on Monday 11 June 1951: Henson’s Bus Service, Corrimal, has been attending to the majority of the transport needs of that centre for over 20 years. Today a modern fleet of buses service the area from a large depot situated in the heart of the town. Principal of the company…

Lucky Bulli Public School winner

Thirteen-year-old Bulli schoolboy, Brian [ Bryan] Guest, looks happy as he receives a brand new Speedwell super sports model bicycle from Mr. W. Simpson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of J. Parkinson Pty Ltd (extreme left of photo). The bicycle was first prize in Parkinson’s bottle drive competition which concluded in December and in…

Death and dust down the mine

SYDNEY: “Yes, I’ve seen my mates killed – 21 at Bellbird – two at Excelsior – two at Old Bulli – two at Wongawilli – one at Catherine Hill Bay,” said Arthur McDonald, a dusted coal miner, last week. “I’ve seen the last messages men, trapped behind a brick seal, chalked on the wall before…

Strange Sea Monster

“A mysterious monster of the sea was observed by three residents of Scarborough on the South Coast, on Wednesday. It appeared to be at least 80ft [25m] long, like a huge eel, and at times raised a long neck in the air. It is believed to be the same strange marine dweller that was seen off Bellambi recently.” –…

Scarborough house moves two feet

A CURIOUS story was before a Bulli Shire Council meeting in 1934, when Mrs Harris, of Goodrich Street, Scarborough wrote complaining that her residence and land were both moving gradually eastward towards the ocean. The Shire president, Mr Morrison, explained to the council that he found the claim so bizarre, he decided to make a…

The Queen and the Bulli sufferers

His Excellency the Governor yesterday received the following telegram from Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for the Colonies :- “Her Majesty commands me to convey to you her sincere expressions of regret at the Bulli disaster and sympathy with the sufferers.” – The Sydney Daily Telegraph  Friday 15 April 1887 

Just a taste for 15 thirsty miners

480 GALLONS OF BEER IN 12 DAYS WOLLONGONG, Monday: The 15 Corrimal miners who are trying to establish a beer-drinking record have drunk 480 gallons of beer and 360 bottles of lemonade and ginger beer in 12 days.  They are members of the Save Yourself Club, and are camped on Towradgi Beach. Their beer marathon is an annual…