Meet the hostess of the Bulli Railway Guesthouse

THE tradition of hospitality continues within the historic walls of what is known today as the Resin Brewery at Bulli. The recently restored heritage building has evolved into a speciality brewery, offering delicious meals and entertainment. Originally built as the Bulli Railway Guest House, this rare image depicts Sarah Heard, who greeted her countless guests…

The Mants of Bulli

Linda Vugrek writes: “I send through photos for your collection, found in my workplace [Mants Glass] archive. Not too sure if they were gifted to use in our 100 years celebrations (40 yrs ago), however, thought you’d like to share.” Click on the individual images for full view. Would you like to make a small…

Corrimal’s ‘Cream of the Coast’

Ice cream, that delightfully pure food so smooth in texture and rich in cream – the story of Streets Ice Cream is that of one man’s determination to make a product as perfect as humably possible. The Street family grew vegetables on their five acre block of land in Collins Street, Corrimal, prior to establishing…

Slacky Flat’s unemployed village

THE depression years of the 1930s resulted in over 100 adults and children developing a makeshift village on the area now known as Slacky Flat at Bulli. The village, sometime called ‘Happy Valley’ consisted of shacks made from mainly corrugated iron, springing up where the Bulli trotting track is today. Owned by the Bulli Colliery…

The Salvos come to Bulli

  By MICK ROBERTS © YOUNG William Walker would have been looked on as a curiosity by his school mates at Bulli in the 1880s. Although William was like most other adolescent boys growing-up in the mining community, he was looked at differently because he belonged to a Salvationist family – a new religious order…