Diggers’ Car Run to Cataract Dam

  IF you take a trip to Cataract Dam, there are three essentials to the complete enjoyment of the trip; one is a permit from the Water Board, the other an inch rule and a ready reckoner. Through the goodly management of Mr. W. Cochrane, O.B.E., and the fine response to his appeal, something like…

Bulli Mountain’s Cataract City

By MICK ROBERTS © WORK on constructing the Cataract Dam, 10kms west of Bulli, was well underway to supply water to a thirsty Sydney in 1905. A temporary township, with a daily garbage collection service and environmental safeguards well ahead of its time, Cataract City was home to hundreds of dam construction workers and their…

The Uptons and fishing the Cataract

By MICK ROBERTS © FISHING The Cataract has been illegal for over a century but try telling that to the Upton family. Since the first Upton ventured into the district the family has built a proud heritage and tradition of fishing the rivers and creeks of the Cataract catchment. This is the story of brothers Jack…