Lucky Bulli Public School winner

Thirteen-year-old Bulli schoolboy, Brian [ Bryan] Guest, looks happy as he receives a brand new Speedwell super sports model bicycle from Mr. W. Simpson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of J. Parkinson Pty Ltd (extreme left of photo). The bicycle was first prize in Parkinson’s bottle drive competition which concluded in December and in…

Just a taste for 15 thirsty miners

480 GALLONS OF BEER IN 12 DAYS WOLLONGONG, Monday: The 15 Corrimal miners who are trying to establish a beer-drinking record have drunk 480 gallons of beer and 360 bottles of lemonade and ginger beer in 12 days.  They are members of the Save Yourself Club, and are camped on Towradgi Beach. Their beer marathon is an annual…

Backyard aircraft engineer

A young man who built a “bi-plane” in his Wollongong backyard in the first half of the 1920s, gained national attention. His fame as an early aircraft engineer was shortlived, and by 1926 he had faded into history. Wollongong’s mystery aircraft builder was more than likely Alfred Adolphus Woolfrey, who died on October 21 1977…