History: Looking Back

Looking Back history feature: Bulli and her sisters

The Bulli Times Gift Shop


Looking Back

tourist bulli lokkout 1930(By M.M.A.)

The Bulli MIne Disaster monument in the 1930s The Bulli Mine Disaster monument in the 1930s

What wonderful charm is found around old Bulli! That town so well-known to travellers guarding carefully its wonderful trump card, the famous Bulli Pass. 

As the years glide on Bulli has grown old gracefully and in mature stage is more beautiful than of yore. Standing on a rise, the little town, with its every day life, is an animated spot so far as tourist traffic is concerned. Every shop is busy with its trade. Those far off lands never fail to halt at Bulli, for there is some  magnet attached to a place that can  boast of such a picturesque gem leading into the heart of its town.

After seeing the famous Pass one wants to see the town of the same name, and so its transpires that tourists hover around Bulli and…

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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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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