The Bulli Pass

THE MAN IN THE STREET The Devil’s Elbow L. Marshall has no fears: — I read with much surprise the letter of “Narrow Escape” regarding’ the elbow on Bulli Pass. Being a constant user of the Pass Road and travelling over it every day, as I drive a transport motor, I am surprised to find…

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…

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…

£20,000 in forged notes on Bulli Pass

Detective Rogers, of the the C.I.B. Scientific Bureau, examining to-day the water-soaked, rust-stained bundles of the 4,000 counterfeit £5 notes, unearthed by a militiaman at the top of Bulli Pass yesterday. The forgeries were hidden, police say, by the gang of criminals who put 300 counterfeits in circulation just two years ago. -The Sun (Sydney) January 5 1942.

Bulli Pass water troughs

By MICK ROBERTS © OUT the front of the the Black Diamond Heritage Centre at Bulli Railway Station, there’s an odd looking water trough. A little too high for the average canine to sip from, the trough is a relic from Bulli’s past, when horses dominated the roadways. The water troughs were the pre-motor car service station…

Preserving Bulli Pass

A PETITION to the N.S.W. Government for the resumption of the land adjacent to the Bulli Pass is being extensively signed throughout the Commonwealth. It is desired to place the control of this world famous beauty spot in the hands of a trust, which, if done, should ensure protection against the numerous acts of vandalism which have lately despoiled the place of much…

Diggers’ Car Run to Cataract Dam

  IF you take a trip to Cataract Dam, there are three essentials to the complete enjoyment of the trip; one is a permit from the Water Board, the other an inch rule and a ready reckoner. Through the goodly management of Mr. W. Cochrane, O.B.E., and the fine response to his appeal, something like…

On Bulli Pass 1932

Here we have Doreen Gravolin and Imelda Parslow, two members of the Page from Thirroul. The girls are cousins and Imelda is on the left. She sent the picture in, and it is taken at Bulli Pass. -Freeman’s Journal (Sydney) Thursday 16 June 1932 * A Page for Little People, By Gumblossom,  was a regular children’s column in the Freeman’s Journal. Can…

Free beer on Bulli Pass

FOR five hours after a beer truck had crashed while coming down Bulli Pass, last night, sightseers sat on the side of the roadway drinking free beer. They came from as far afield as Fairy Meadow and Wollongong to join in the rush for ‘free slops’. More than six kegs of beer were damaged in…

The Premier’s Lookout

By MICK ROBERTS © THE entrepreneurial Cyril Astley Maer was a determined character. If he had achieved his dream, reached his goal, more than 20 imposing Federation style Bungalow homes would have peered over the escarpment edge at Bulli Tops, beside the Panorama Hotel. His residential subdivision plan though was never realised. Captain Maer, as…

The Bulli Tiger Mystery

By MICK ROBERTS © DURING the early part of the first half of last century, reports were circulating that a tiger was wandering the ruggered bushland on Bulli Mountain. Was it the famed extinct Tasmania Tiger, or thylacine, or perhaps an escaped big cat from a travelling circus or was it an exotic pet that had…