Bulli Pass Touring Car

THE “WHITE 50” DE DUXE TOURING CAR (BODY BY SMITH AND WADDINGTON), OPERATED BY MR. NORMAN DAY, OF COOGEE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE N.S.W. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU. IT IS USED FOR DAILY TOURS FROM SYDNEY TO BULLI. – Sunday Times Sunday 30 December 1923  Would you like to make a small donation towards the running…

Go south to Bulli

Holiday in Bulli for a week, for just £3 2 shillings – including a baby sitter! To those similarly situated to myself, I can strongly recommend the South Coast line for a pleasant holiday of a week’s duration. Last month, having a week’s holiday, and not knowing where to spend it, by chance I went…

The Premier’s Lookout

By MICK ROBERTS © THE entrepreneurial Cyril Astley Maer was a determined character. If he had achieved his dream, reached his goal, more than 20 imposing Federation style Bungalow homes would have peered over the escarpment edge at Bulli Tops, beside the Panorama Hotel. His residential subdivision plan though was never realised. Captain Maer, as…

Tom’s tall tales from the box seat

By MICK ROBERTS © ALTHOUGH supposedly handy with the whip, the real story of Thomas Kelly’s career as a coachman is littered with incidents of erratic driving, and accidents, which in the end left him a cripple. The son of an Irish convict, Tom is arguably second only to the legendary James Waterworth as the…

A week’s holiday in Bulli – for three quid!

Imagine spending a week’s holiday in the beautiful Illawarra for just £3 – well in 1906 that’s exactly how much it would have cost you! That price included your train fare from Sydney (second class, of course), your accommodation, tours to the famed Bulli Pass and lookouts, and incidentals. Pretty good bargain, I reckon! The…