Celebrations in Bulli, as war in Pacific ends

WHILE the Illawarra region marked the end of the war in the Pacific on August 15 1945 with “well-behaved” celebrations, the good folk out Austinmer way went a little further, staging a mock trial of the Japanese Emperor Hirohito, and later setting his effigy on fire. Not all was so dramatic though, and after the…

Rise & fall of Billiard saloons

By MICK ROBERTS © RELIGIOUSLY every Saturday a steady stream of men crossed backwards and forwards from the bar of the Bulli Family Hotel to the billiard saloon opposite. They were not playing billiards, or even having a haircut or buying tobacco, the men were making their way to a tin shed at the back of…