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Crowds gather around Belmore Basin ready for the fireworks display. ALL PHOTOS: Warren & Diana Ackary.

Crowds on Brighton Lawn, New Years Eve.

Families gathered from early evening to claim the best vantage point for the fireworks.

Three generations of the Brown family of Wollongong. The Browns never miss a NYE at the Basin.

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New Years Eve celebrations at Belmore Basin

New Years Eve celebrations at Belmore Basin

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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