Harry Caiger of Clifton

OBITUARY HARRY CAIGER South Coast Times Thursday 16 June 1949 WITH the death last Thursday of Mr. Harry Caiger, of 361 Main Road, Clifton, this district and particularly the northern section, has lost one who throughout his 50 years’ residence has given splendid public service and one whose place in the life of the community…

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Corrimal’s first police officer

CORRIMAL’S first police officer was an Englishman, Jacob Willmott who as a younger man joined the Royal Marines and saw service on warships, before making his way to Australia where he would join the NSW Police Force in 1887. The later years of his naval career were spent with the H.M.S Miranda on the Australian…

Pioneer bushman and tracker: Ben Rixon

By MICK ROBERTS © A POST office was established at Wollongong in 1832 enabling the people of the Illawarra for the first time to have communication with the outside world. Delivering the all important mail between Wollongong and Sydney is a tale of romance, bushrangers, floods, and fires. The bush mailmen were a tough breed, and…