The Bulli Boat Sheds

By MICK ROBERTS © FOR over 120 years the boat sheds at Sandon Point, Bulli have provided a place for anglers to store their vessels. This is the story of fishing at Sandon Point and the boat sheds that have remarkably survived countless storms, fires, and government regulations. The Sandon Point sheds are all that…

The Demise of Bulli Jetty

  THE heavy seas which were running during the week swept away a portion of the eastern end of the Bulli Colliery Jetty. The seas were too heavy to enable an inspection to be carried out to ascertain the full extent of the damage. –Illawarra Mercury Friday 16 October 1942 The old Bulli jetty, damaged…

Drowning of a Seaman at Bulli

BY TELEGRAPH (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) BULLI, Thursday. While a heavy north-west gale was blowing this morning, a boat belonging to the collier “Woonona” fouled a cable near the Bulli Company’s jetty and capsized. A seaman named W. Jacobsen was drowned. Jacobson’a body was washed ashore, and found this afternoon by Constable Duke, within a short…

The old Bulli Colliery rail bridge

Bridge nears completion at Old Bulli THE girders of the bridge over the Prince’s Highway, at Old Bulli, were placed in position yesterday. The girders were lifted into position with a mechanical hoist, and were laid in one movement, within a quarter of an inch of the required position. When the bridge, which is being erected for…

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…