Woonona’s Charlie Stewart

Aged 14, Charlie Stewart (pictured), of Woonona, is one of the best young all-round athletes in the State. He won trophies at cricket, football and athletics. Last season, in a junior cricket competition, he had a batting average of 110, and took 37 wickets. Stewart has won the sprinting and football kicking championships at school.…

Woonona Bulli Soccer 1954

Members of Woonona-Bulli Soccer team assembled on Broken Hill station after winning the £200 knockout tournament. (Back row – O. Lewis, M. McPake, G. Edmond, T. Fowler, J. Morgan. Front row – A. Bulland, A. Graham, J. Bracewell, T. Arnall. Woonona Bulli Soccer club officials S. Newton, J. Davis, A. B. Mann and W. Chadban,…

Bellambi & Woonona Fishing Club

The South Coast provides plenty of sport for amateur fishermen. The Bellambi and Woonona Fishing Club is an enthusiastic body, and includes some well known residents of the district. The picture, which was taken at Bellambi, shows members of the club after a successful outing. – Australian Town and Country Journal Wednesday 8 May 1907

Melbourne Cup before television

  BEFORE the arrival of television, the picture theatres at Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal were the place to watch the Melbourne Cup. Viewers were treated to the first ever “photo finish” when they gathered at the district’s theatres in 1948. The year also seen the youngest jockey win the race at just 15 years old. Rimfire,…

History of the Bulli Rifle Club

  THE following story was complied by S.W. Ellis, and was sent to me when I was editor of the Bulli Times newspaper in 1993. I discovered this three page typed history, entitled “History of the Bulli Rifle Club”, along with the captioned images, while going through a box of old letters and photos recently.…

The Bulli Dogs

THE first greyhound race meeting was held at Slacky Flat, Bulli on November 4 1950, attracting over 2,000 people. The race course was opened by the Mayor of Wollongong Alderman C. M. Dawson. BULLI GREYHOUND CLUB A greyhound racing club was formed at Bulli on Tuesday night, and the committee will meet next week to formulate plans for an early…