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…

I’ll Always Love The Surf

Raymond Short with his brother Daryl, 15, and schoolmates from Kingsgrove High School. From left: Colin Peak, Ken Tapfield, Alan Moses by his bedside in Coledale Hospital. Coledale Beach Shark Attack SOME simply addressed to “Raymond Short, Australia,” hundreds of letters and cards have found their way to the small hospital at Coledale, N.S.W., where…

Picnic Party’s Exciting Experience

COACH HORSES BOLT IN BULLI PASS – COACH OVERTURNED AND SMASHED – INJURIES TO PASSENGERS; Sydney, Monday: An exciting experience to a picnic party in the Bulli Pass happened yesterday afternoon. Five horses with a coachload of 18 passengers got completely out of the driver’s control and bolted madly down the pass. The coach was owned…

The Chamberlains and the Bulli jetty

By MICK ROBERTS © PETER Chamberlain has vivid memories of his dad telling him yarns about working on the Bulli Jetty. His father George and Grandfather Arthur Chamberlain earned a living as bridge and wharf contractors moving around the country in search of work early last century. George was born in Richmond Victoria in 1893, the…

Railway fatalities

RAILWAY FATALITY. Young Man’s Neck Broken INQUEST AT BULL! At the Court House at Bulli yesterday, the District Coroner, Mr. W. G. Payne, conducted an inquest relating to the death of Henry Lachlan Curteis, 20 years of age, who had resided with his mother at 127 Campbell-street, Woonona, deceased being run over by a train…