The Blue Hole Surf Club

By MICK ROBERTS © SECRETLY perched overlooking the ocean in the Royal National Park are around 200 historic shacks forgotten in time. Built between 1910 and 1950, before the area was included into the Royal National Park, the shacks evolved on land leased from freeholders. Material for the jerry built shacks and, the owners’ provisions, were,…

The Garie ‘gold rush’

By MICK ROBERTS © A FORMER police officer, and one time host of the Cabbage Tree Hotel at Fairy Meadow, Mick Hanley was quite surprised, while going about his business as a licensing cop in 1990, to find his family name on the facade of the Centennial Hotel at Helensburgh. A little research and he…