On the Bulli road

Persons in the habit of travelling along the Bulli-road will be familiar with the spot shown in our illustration. The road winds round a hill, not far from the sea, and the scenery is of the loveliest. The soil is rich and the vegetation luxuriant. In describing the Bulli Pass and its approaches, Mr. Judge…

The last of the mountain men

Westy Hapgood of Rixon’s Pass By MICK ROBERTS¬†¬© WESTY panted and puffed, as he pushed his way through lantana bushes, pointing towards a boulder, from near the ‘elbow’ on Rixon’s Pass: “The bullock yoke should be behind that rock, there,” he said. Unsteady on his feet and showing signs of his 77 years, he was…

Bulli’s berries

By MICK ROBERTS ¬© ARMED with kerosene tins, protective clothing and old sugar bags, hundreds would head for the Illawarra escarpment during the months of January and February early last century for the annual blackberry harvest. Blackberry vines had become a troublesome pest, smothering the escarpment foothills and valleys late in the 19th and early…