Bulli Pass Touring Car

THE “WHITE 50” DE DUXE TOURING CAR (BODY BY SMITH AND WADDINGTON), OPERATED BY MR. NORMAN DAY, OF COOGEE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE N.S.W. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU. IT IS USED FOR DAILY TOURS FROM SYDNEY TO BULLI. – Sunday Times Sunday 30 December 1923  Advertisements

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 the…

Bulli tourism, 1906 style…

THE district of Bulli is a liberal contributor to the charming scenery of ‘Beautiful Illawarra.’ For its sublime grandeur the “Look-out” has become world-famous. A well-kept road zig-zags up the steep mountain side through a jungle of semi-tropical shrubbery, here and there varied by tall gums. Half-way up the undergrowth, is denser, and occasionally forms archways…

Bulli Rats Eat Cats

SYDNEY, Tues: Cats at Bulli are not eating the local rats — they are being eaten by them. The rats (some of them big as rabbits) swarm around the old rubbish dump near the beach. Beach kiosk proprietor J Makin brought in cats to cope with the rats. Some of them disappeared. He discovered why when he found the partly-eaten body of one. The conquering rats have now eaten through the inch thick hardwood…

Smedley’s Hill, Bulli

By MICK ROBERTS © BULLI has many long-lost geographical names. One of the more interesting is “Smedley’s Hill’, just north of Bulli Public School. Convict, Samuel Smedley made his wealth through his artistic skills, and has largely been forgotten for his pioneering efforts. Born in 1807 he arrived in New South Wales to serve a…

Go south to Bulli

Holiday in Bulli for a week, for just £3 2 shillings – including a baby sitter! To those similarly situated to myself, I can strongly recommend the South Coast line for a pleasant holiday of a week’s duration. Last month, having a week’s holiday, and not knowing where to spend it, by chance I went…

The Premier’s Lookout

By MICK ROBERTS © THE entrepreneurial Cyril Astley Maer was a determined character. If he had achieved his dream, reached his goal, more than 20 imposing Federation style Bungalow homes would have peered over the escarpment edge at Bulli Tops, beside the Panorama Hotel. His residential subdivision plan though was never realised. Captain Maer, as…

The Bulli Big Tree

By MICK ROBERTS © ON the Thirroul side of Bulli Pass there once stood a tourist attraction of giant proportions. The Bulli Big Tree, Eucalyptus pilularis, commonly known as  a blackbutt, towered 166 feet, or over 50 metres in height. The tree’s height though wasn’t its claim to fame, but its huge girth, said to be…

Bulli and her sisters

(By M.M.A.) What wonderful charm is found around old Bulli! That town so well-known to travellers guarding carefully its wonderful trump card, the famous Bulli Pass.  As the years glide on Bulli has grown old gracefully and in mature stage is more beautiful than of yore. Standing on a rise, the little town, with its every day life, is an animated spot…

A week’s holiday in Bulli – for £3!

NOW that the holidays are close upon us,it becomes a very important question where to spend them, and as New South Wales offers so many places of interest, one is somewhat puzzled. I consider that the most suitable place for a month’s holiday is Bulli, which is a picturesque little town, 42 miles from Sydney, on the South Coast, and…