Along the South Coast: A jaunt to Bulli by motor

Australian Town and Country Journal Wednesday 15 November 1911 BY B. A. C. “THE South Coast of this State abounds in beauty spots, and though in a trip as far as Bulli only the fringe of Illawarra — truly called the garden of New South Wales — might be said to be touched upon, or…

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Improving the Lower South Coast Road in 1926

The following photographs of improvements works to what was known as The Lower South Coast Road around Coledale and Stanwell Park were published in the Newcastle Sun on September 10 1926. The Bulli Shire Council later rename the Lower South Coast Road, ‘Lawrence Hargrave Drive’ in honour of Australia’s Father of Aviation in 1946. Would you…

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…

Before Sea Cliff Bridge…

  THE PICTURESQUE COASTAL ROAD TO ILLAWARRA THE BLUFF AT COALCLIFF, LOOKING NORTH. The coastal route from Sydney to the South Coast is much used by motorists, and in several places the road runs close to the edge of the ocean. The coastal road serves the towns between Sydney and Thirroul, but many travellers to…

New Name For Lower South Coast Road

THAT scenic route hugging the rugged coastline between Bulli and Helensburgh, could have ended up with the somewhat unimaginative title of Ocean Drive, or had the Lawrence dropped from the beginning of its title, during debate over a new name for what had been known as the Lower South Coast Road. Bulli Council decided on…

Woonona street named after premier Jack Lang

By MICK ROBERTS © THE McKinnon family settled in the Illawarra during the 1850s, first at Berkeley and later drifting north to Bulli and Woonona. Neil McKinnon owned a large tract of farming land around what is today Hillcrest Avenue, Woonona. His family home, “Corry” sat in Luxor Street. The farming property was subdivided for a…