Wild Australia show entertains crowds at Balls Paddock, Woonona

Thorpe McConville brought his “Wild Australia” rodeo-circus to Ball’s Paddock, Woonona at least three times during the 1930s. The show would have attracted many locals who fancied themselves as horsemen, and who were given an opportunity to win £10 to stay in the saddle of McConville’s bucking horses and bullocks for at least 30 seconds.…

Bulli’s sacred sporting turf

By MICK ROBERTS © ARGUABLY Woonona Bulli can boast of two sacred sporting grounds. I know some may disagree, with Nicholson Park at Woonona, and the picturesque soccer grounds of Bulli Park also in contention, but Ball’s Paddock, Woonona, and Slacky Flat, Bulli with their long historical links, I believe win hands down. Ball’s Paddock,…