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Bushcare workshops this month

TWO Bushcare training workshop with horticulturist Leon Fuller will be held on coastal vegetation communities in two sessions later this month.

The free sessions will be held at the Bellambi Bushcare Office for the theory behind coastal vegetation communities and their ecology on Thursday June 21 from 5pm to 7pm. The second session will be held on Saturday June 23 from 9am to 12pm. Meet at Puckeys Estate entrance at the timber footbridge on Squires Way North Wollongong and bring a camera, pen and paper, water to drink and suitable shoes for walking.

The two sessions are free. Registration can be made by calling Wollongong City Council Bushcare Office Paul Hellier on (02) 42278113.


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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