Handing over the keys

Official handing over the Bulli Railway Station keys to the Black Diamond Heritage Centre, September 23 1990. From left: Lana Chilby (near door), Rita Roberts (Black Diamond Heritage Centre life member), Bulli Station Master, Tom Mumford and Sharon Crawford on the eastern or downside platform. Photo: Mick Roberts Collection. Advertisements

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…

The Bulli Boat Sheds

By MICK ROBERTS © FOR over 120 years the boat sheds at Sandon Point, Bulli have provided a place for anglers to store their vessels. This is the story of fishing at Sandon Point and the boat sheds that have remarkably survived countless storms, fires, and government regulations. The Sandon Point sheds are all that…

Paper boy’s whistle falls silent

By MICK ROBERTS © LIKE most towns and suburbs across Australia, the sound of the paper boy’s whistle has fallen silent on Bulli’s streets. Changing attitudes towards the way in which we devour news and information, has lead to the demise of both Bulli and Woonona newsagencies, and with them have gone the ‘paper boy’.…

Traffic Block

A CORRESPODENT directs attention to the condition in which the Princes Highway, from Slacky Flat, Bulli, north has been reduced to, in the course of reconstruction. There is only passage for one vehicle. In view of the traffic of the Christmas — New Year Holidays to be expected this he contends is a lapse in management. In the case of wet weather the…

On the hills behind Woonona

FROM Woonona, Bulli, Clifton, and other South Coast towns, that are on the edge of the sea, one may turn westward and climb the South Coast Range. The coastal towns dot the plain that is between the hills and the Pacific. The narrow luxuriant strip is fringed with beautiful beaches. Our picture was taken from the heights…

Bellambi fairy land

Siegfried Frattner has created a Christmas fairy-land at his Bellambi home in 2002. Approaching Christmas 2002, I wrote the following story for the Northern Leader newspaper. Siegfried Frattner becale a local celebrity after transforming his garden into a magical fairyland over a number of years during the early 2000s. Can anyone update us on Siegfried? WITH 14,000…