Bulli’s missing war memorial

By MICK ROBERTS © BULLI’S first war memorial sat between four majestic Canary Island palm trees, high on a hill-top overlooking the ocean, largely due to the determined efforts of the local council’s “tough, but fair” health inspector, John Joseph “Gutty” Hiles. While often referred to as Bulli Shire Council’s health or sanitary inspector, he was…

A story of war, love and two mining towns

By MICK ROBERTS © AN HONOUR roll in Corrimal Uniting Church – not unlike memorials in community halls around the world – has revealed a tragic love story that spanned the globe. The tablet lists 21 local men from the church who served in the Great War, with one name, James Budden remaining a mystery to…