Melbourne Cup before television

  BEFORE the arrival of television, the picture theatres at Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal were the place to watch the Melbourne Cup. Viewers were treated to the first ever “photo finish” when they gathered at the district’s theatres in 1948. The year also seen the youngest jockey win the race at just 15 years old. Rimfire,…

Bulli’s first ANZAC Day

BULLI.  The united Commemorative Service in the Princess Theatre on Anzac Day was largely attended. Special war hymns were sung and appropriate addresses were delivered. The Rev. P. W. Dowe, B.A., conducted the service and was supported by the Revs. E. J. Rogers, E. M. Yates, A. G. Palmer, and Mrs. Watts representing the Salvation Army. The addresses…

Vaudeville at Bulli

THE old Bulli Royal Theatre, later known as the Vista Theatre and currently operating as Fernwood Gymnasium (2015) at the corner of Hopetoun Street and the Princes Highway at Woonona was once a venue for vaudeville during the late 1920s. JIM GERALD. AUSTRALIA’S KING OF COMEDY AT ‘ROYAL,’ BULLI, AND TOWN HALL THEATRE, WOLLONGONG. Direct from…