Striking Bulli coal miners

Miners from the Excelsior and old Bulli collieries photographed at Bulli yesterday. They were reading the latest developments following the Federal Government’s move in serving army call-up notices on many young South Coast miners who have been on strike since February 14. – The Melbourne Age Wednesday 1 March 1944    

The Bulli Boat Sheds

By MICK ROBERTS © FOR over 120 years the boat sheds at Sandon Point, Bulli have provided a place for anglers to store their vessels. This is the story of fishing at Sandon Point and the boat sheds that have remarkably survived countless storms, fires, and government regulations. The Sandon Point sheds are all that…

The Fancy Dress Football Match

MY late grandfather, Jim ‘Double’ Orvad often told the following story of the Bulli Fancy Dress Football Match – a charity game he took part in during the 1930s. The story was also elegantly told by William Evans in his reminiscences of Bulli in the 1930s. His reminiscences were published in the Bulli Times newspaper…

The Beast of Bulli: 1946 Sandon Point murder

IN August 1946 two young lovers were parked in their car on Sandon Point – a secluded Bulli beachside headland – when they were attacked by a man by the name of Mervyn Garvie. Garvie, later to be known as ‘Skulls’ because of a tattoo on his forehead, murdered Cecil Kelly, before raping and attempting…