On the hills behind Woonona

From Woonona, Bulli, Clifton, and other South Coast towns, that are on the edge of the sea, one may turn westward and climb the South Coast Range. The coastal towns dot the plain that is between the hills and the Pacific. The narrow luxuriant strip is fringed with beautiful beaches. Our picture was taken from the heights…

Lonely surfies

Australian Women’s Weekly 1964 Letters Page A sandy’s lot. “WHERE are all the sandies?” the boys are asking. My boyfriend describes a sandy as a brown-skinned, brown-haired girl who carries her boyfriend’s surfboard to and from the beach for him and then sits on the beach in a bikini, watching him catch the heavies. Occasionally…

A Fair Cow

(From Truth’s Bulli Rep) It was a fair cow,  right enough. Ask  Woonona dairyman William Ghan. One of Gahan ‘s herd  forced its way into  a vegetable garden owned by Mr. Percy Ackroyd, and before being led away Strawberry consumed :- 20lb. beans. Three dozen cauliflowers. Three dozen cabbages. A quantity of carrots, lettuce, beetroot and potatoes. 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…

The Salvos come to Bulli

  By MICK ROBERTS © YOUNG William Walker would have been looked on as a curiosity by his school mates at Bulli in the 1880s. Although William was like most other adolescent boys growing-up in the mining community, he was looked at differently because he belonged to a Salvationist family – a new religious order…