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Native plant workshop will visit old Corrimal Colliery

LANDCARE Illawarra will be running a free workshop and guided bushwalk on Saturday November 3.

The workshopwill be visiting the old Corrimal Colliery, which is now privately owned.

Landcare Illawarra community support officer Megan Rowlatt said the landholder has been undertaking bush regeneration on the property for the last three years and will share information about over 100 years of mining history on the site, as well as the techniques he and his partner have been using to rehabilitate the native vegetation.

Lunch will be provided and all participants will be given weed ID resources and a species list to learn on the day. RSVP by October 31. The guided walk will involve visiting uneven and steep slopes. Call 02 4229 7526 for more information or visit


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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