Life was more than a pipe dream

This fantastic historic image is from a newspaper clipping taken from a scrap book that was given to me many years ago by an old Woonona identity. It is undated, but I would guess it was snapped early last century. The caption reads: “AN early camera man, with an eye for the unusual, used these…

Wollongong’s pub shortage: Three shifts a day in bed

  The hotels in Wollongong, on the NSW South Coast, went through a major transformation with the population explosion that came with the opening of Hoskins Iron and Steel Works at Port Kembla in 1927. The works became Australian Iron and Steel the following year, and as the 1930s progressed, the region struggled with the…