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Local schools all set for Viva La Gong

Cringila, Coniston, Bulli and Helensburgh Public Schools held their final workshop at Bulli in preparation for their first national appearance at Viva La Gong Festival 2012 today. PHOTO: Warren & Diana Ackary.

About 130 students from Cringila, Coniston, Bulli and Helensburgh Public Schools held their final workshop in preparation for their first national appearance at Viva La Gong Festival 2012. The school children met at Bulli Public School for the final workshop. The students are practising songs in Swahili, Scottish Gaelic, Maori, Macedonian and Arabic for their performance on November 10 from 11am ’til 9pm.
For more information visit the Viva La Gong website

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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