Independent, refreshed… we’re back

AFTER Fairfax purchased the Northern Leader newspaper last year, Wollongong’s only hard copy northern suburbs newspaper, based in Corrimal, was closed.

When Fairfax purchased the Kiama Independent, Lake Times and Northern Leader, the decision was made to close the northern suburbs weekly.

The rapid development of online publishing, however, has allowed news to be delivered to the northern Illawarra in a much more efficient manner. Welcome to The Bulli Times – named in honour of the northern Illawarra’s first newspaper, established in the 1880s and ironically swallowed up by the Fairfax owned Illawarra Mercury in the 1940s.

At this stage The Bulli Times will cover news, opinion, and information from Illawarra’s northern townships from Corrimal to Waterfall. We look forward to your support, contributions and readership.

– Editor, Mick Roberts

Looking Back with Mick Roberts


About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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