Bulli Pass Tragedy

THERE was standing room only when a coroner’s hearing was held over several days in the old Bulli court house in 1927. The court heard how Louis Johnson, motor-car driver, ploughed into a stationary car near Bulli Pass killing young lovers, John Conroy and Veronica Hockley. The two 20 somethings were just getting out of the car…

Striking Bulli coal miners

Miners from the Excelsior and old Bulli collieries photographed at Bulli yesterday. They were reading the latest developments following the Federal Government’s move in serving army call-up notices on many young South Coast miners who have been on strike since February 14. – The Melbourne Age Wednesday 1 March 1944    

Bulli Beach Improvements

BULLI, Sunday. The Bulli Shire Council has carried out improvements to the Bulli beach, including the erection of swings and round-abouts for children, shelter sheds, a new clubhouse for the surf life-saving club. – The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 7 August 1939.

Burrows of Bellambi

Mr. and Mrs. H. Burrows, of York Road, Bellambi, taken at the celebration of their Golden Wedding anniversary. The couple are popular identities of the Bellambi district where they have lived for the greater part of 50 years. –South Coast Times Monday 13 November 1950.

Shifting Sherbrooke’s church

  BACK in 1992, a team of volunteers relocated the former Sherbrooke Union Church from number 8 High Street Woonona to the Illawarra Grevillea Park (Behind Slacky Flat, Bulli) to save it from the bulldozer. The old church, which was being used as a private residence at the time, was earmarked for demolition for home…

Three shifts a day in bed

    ALL the situations conceived by Gilbert and Sullivan in their libretto, “Box and Cox,” have been brought on to the stage of real life at Wollongong, rejuvenated city of steel and coal on the South Coast of New South Wales. Flooded with a new population of workers employed in their thousands by the…

History of the Bulli Rifle Club

  THE following story was complied by S.W. Ellis, and was sent to me when I was editor of the Bulli Times newspaper in 1993. I discovered this three page typed history, entitled “History of the Bulli Rifle Club”, along with the captioned images, while going through a box of old letters and photos recently.…