Bulli Beach Improvements

BULLI, Sunday. The Bulli Shire Council has carried out improvements to the Bulli beach, including the erection of swings and round-abouts for children, shelter sheds, a new clubhouse for the surf life-saving club. – The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 7 August 1939. Advertisements

Bulli’s missing war memorial

By MICK ROBERTS © BULLI’S first war memorial sat between four majestic Canary Island palm trees, high on a hill-top overlooking the ocean, largely due to the determined efforts of the local council’s “tough, but fair” health inspector, John Joseph “Gutty” Hiles. While often referred to as Bulli Shire Council’s health or sanitary inspector, he was…

The Bulli Dunny Man

By MICK ROBERTS © BULLI’S first dunny-man, William Capon, came to an untimely death at the hands of his own sanitary cart. A pioneer in the Illawarra’s Labour movement, it’s ironic his widow had to fight his employer, Bulli Shire Council for compensation after his death in 1914. Bulli’s sanitary requirements prior to the formation of…