FEBRUARY 2012 marked the launch of the online publication, The Bulli & Clifton Times.
The blog style news, information and opinion site is a not-for-profit initiative, which we hope will gain the support of writers, reporters and readers living and working in the stretch of coast line from Wollongong, north to the Royal National Park.
With more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper journalist, I will be aiming at bringing readers a fair, interesting and unbiased look at news and information in the northern districts of the Illawarra.
The Bulli & Clifton Times welcomes contributions from community and sporting groups for inclusion. The Times also is looking for voluntary correspondents to contribute photos, news and information from suburbs and villages of Wollongong’s north.
If you have a story, media release, news or images (with suitable acknowledgement) for inclusion in The Bulli Times email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Mick Roberts, editor.
About Mick Roberts
Mick Roberts is a newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, specialising in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the hotel and liquor industry. Since 1987, Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia, with a focus on Sydney and the Illawarra regions.
Mick is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. He has managed several community newspapers, and was editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local – all community newspapers that have operated in the northern suburbs of Wollongong.
As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Weston Newspaper Group, Southern Independent Publishers, and Torch Publications.
Mick’s other online sites include Looking Back (Short histories and stories relating to the Illawarra) and Time Gents, a site featuring reviews, roads trips, histories and general information on hotels, pubs and associated industries in Australia.
There are also Facebook Pages and Groups linked to both sites.