History: Looking Back

Looking Back history feature: A week’s holiday in Bulli – for £3!

Looking Back

The spectacular views from Sublime Point 1906 The spectacular views from Sublime Point 1906

NOW that the holidays are close upon us,it becomes a very important question where to spend them, and as New South Wales offers so many places of interest, one is somewhat puzzled. I consider that the most suitable place for a month’s holiday is Bulli, which is a picturesque little town, 42 miles from Sydney, on the South Coast, and situated at the foot of the Illawarra Range. It is of easy access, either by rail, steamer, or ,road. By rail is the most convenient and comfortable way, because you get a better view of the country as the train passes along.

The scenery, embracing both the mountain and the sea, is magnificent, especially after passing Stanwell Park. Here you see the ocean, just below, and the mountains just above. Good accommodation can be obtained, as there are several…

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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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