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Vandals target Bulli burial sites

The damage graves at Bulli. Photo: Bronwen Chamberlain (Facebook)

The damage graves at Bulli. Photo: Bronwen Chamberlain (Facebook)

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in their investigation into the desecration of gravestones at Bulli Cemetery.

Between 9.30am on Wednesday October 15 and 7.30am, Wednesday October 22, eight headstones were damaged by vandals at the cemetery on Carrington Road, near Ocean Park.

Wollongong Police canvassed the area, and surrounding streets, but have not been able to establish who was involved. The damage is estimated at $20,000.

A stone mason will attempt to fix the damage and staff from the cemetery is informing the next of kin of the affected grave sites.

Anyone who can assist with information about those involved should immediately con

tact Wollongong Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A 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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