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…

Bulli Park’s Canary Island Palms

THE Canary Island Palms (Phoenix canariensis), such a feature of the Park Road side of Bulli Park, have majestically lined its border for almost a century. Despite the harsh salt laden windy environment, and often, during their younger years, becoming a meal for horses and dairy cattle, most of the original plantings have surprisingly survived.…