Bulli Public School’s William Evans

Mr. William Sydney Evans, has been President of the Northumberland Master Bakers’ Association for 17 years. Born at Teralba, he was educated at Bulli Public School, Woonona School for Mines and Newcastle Technical College. He started work as a fireman and engineer driver at Bulli colliery and later at Coledale coke ovens, Portland Cement and Cardiff…

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,…

How the billy got its name

THE story goes that the humble “billy can” got its name from the goldfields. In the early days of the diggings in NSW and Victoria, the miners consumed considerable quantities of tinned foods. One particular brand of beef, in big round cans, was known as “Bully Beef”. When the meat had been taken from the…

Scarborough Wombarra Hall opening

At the official opening of the new Scarborough-Wombarra Hall last Saturday. In this photo Lin Wilson turns towards the camera as she presents a floral spray to Mrs. A. Squires. In the photograph, from left to right are Ald. A. Squires (deputy mayor), Mrs. Squires, Mr. S. Wearne and Mr. H. Sweeney, chairman. – South Coast Times…

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,…