Sandon Cottage, Sandon Point: 1897 – 1919

INTERESTINGLY Sandon Point received its name from a cottage that existed for less than 25 years on what was originally known – and is still officially known – as Bulli Point. George Adams, founder of Tattersall’s [Tatts] Lottery, and who built his fortune from his business interests, including Bulli Colliery and nearby Coke Works, was…

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1965 National Service intake Bulli

By Phil Evans* The first National Service intake in 1965 included a number of Bulli 20-year-olds.  Four are shown in the photo taken at Kapooka (Wagga Wagga) in September 1965 at the completion of their 10 week basic training. They are Roy Woods, Brian Farrar, Ted Towers and Phil Evans. Each had attended Bulli High…

Coalcliff clipper, Laurie Richardson

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The Mants of Bulli

Linda Vugrek writes: “I send through photos for your collection, found in my workplace [Mants Glass] archive. Not too sure if they were gifted to use in our 100 years celebrations (40 yrs ago), however, thought you’d like to share.” Click on the individual images for full view. Would you like to make a small…

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…

The Queen and the Bulli sufferers

His Excellency the Governor yesterday received the following telegram from Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for the Colonies :- “Her Majesty commands me to convey to you her sincere expressions of regret at the Bulli disaster and sympathy with the sufferers.” – The Sydney Daily Telegraph  Friday 15 April 1887  Would you like to make…

Coalcliff rail tunnel opened on St Pat’s Day

BESIDES St Patrick’s Day, March 17 also marks the anniversary of the completion of the Coalcliff to Clifton rail tunnel. Known as the ‘Gate of Illawarra’, and measuring 1070 yards or just under 980 metres, the completion of the tunnel was celebrated on St Patrick’s Day 1887 with Clifton storekeeper, P. J. Kenna given the honour of…

South Coast Miners’ Homes

  South Coast Miners’ Homes – The Town & Country Journal November 17 1909. These miners’ cottage were located at Mt Kembla. Click on the individual images for full captions. Would you like to make a small donation towards the running of the Looking Back and Bulli & Clifton Times websites? If you would like…

The dusted miner

By MICK ROBERTS © RETIRED coal miner George Forsyth Bryson was described in a story with the Daily Telegraph in 1946 as a short, stocky man, with brown eyes and a cheer-fill grin, looking closer to 30, rather than his 41 years. The reporter described George as a man you would take to be in…