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FEBRUARY 2012 marked the launch of the online publication, The Bulli Times.

The blog style news, information and opinion site is a not-for-profit initiative, which I 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 almost 25 years of experience as a newspaper journalist, I will be looking at bringing The Bulli Times’ readers a fair, interesting and unbiased look at news and information in the northern districts of the Illawarra.

The Bulli Times welcomes contributions from community and sporting groups for inclusion. The Times also is looking for voluntary correspondents to contribute news and information from suburbs and villages of Wollongong’s north.

If you have a story, media release or news or images for inclusion in The Bulli Times email thebullitimes@gmail.com.

– 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 the Sydney and Illawarra region of NSW.

Mick is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra regions of NSW. He has owned and operated several community newspapers and was editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), and is now with Torch Publications.

Mick’s other online sites include Looking Back, featuring short history stories about the Illawarra, and pubs.

The opinions and views expressed on this website are not necessarily that of his current employer, The Bankstown Canterbury Torch.

Discussion

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Mick, good to see you still active locally =)
    Let me know if there is an opportunity for collaboration between Northern Exposure and Bulli Times to reach a mutually beneficial outcome.

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    Posted by Scott Smith | March 11, 2012, 3:23 am
  2. thanks for sharing the concerns about attempts to close Bulli Hospital Emergency Department

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    Posted by SaveBulliED | May 24, 2012, 10:54 am
  3. I have just stumbled on your website. I was born and bred in Bulli and still love browsing the web for stories about my old home town. There are at least 5 of my ancestors graves in the St. Augustines churchyard. I will be coming back in October for the Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club Centenary Celebrations (Member for 63 years) and will no doubt check the old graveyard.

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    Posted by John M Jones OAM. | September 1, 2012, 7:07 am
    • Thanks for your comment John. Such a shame that most of the historic headstones in St Augustines were lost…. But the Bulli Mine Disaster Memorial Park is a fitting alternative, I suppose. If you’re interested in history, you should try and visit the Black Diamond District Heritage Centre (Bulli Museum) at Bulli Railway Station.

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      Posted by The Bulli Times | September 1, 2012, 8:20 am
      • If time allows I certainly will. Previous trips I have picked up some historic books including the Mine Disaster. there has been a member of my family in Bulli surf Club for 82 of its 100 years so the centenary celebrations will be something special.

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        Posted by John M Jones OAM. | September 1, 2012, 8:44 am
      • Where are you living now John?

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        Posted by The Bulli Times | September 1, 2012, 8:48 am
  4. I was transferred to Melbourne in 1969 then moved to Brisbane in 1984 and following retirement I shifted down to the Gold Coast in 2002. My wife and I still have a number of relatives in Illawarra and, of course, I have regular contact with the surf club as I am a Life Member.

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    Posted by John M Jones OAM. | September 1, 2012, 8:56 am
  5. Hi Mick
    Stuart Korman is my name,my wife and i are the market orginizers of Bulli Variety Markets at the showground we started the weekly market in july this year we open to the public from 9am to 3pm.Although it is taking time to build the market to a sustainable level we are overwhelmed with the feed back from the people of the northern suburbs the locals so badly need and want a successful market in there area and they are always encouraging us to hang in there and make it happen.Mick we sub lease the premises the Bulli Greyhounds being the major lease holders.Bulli Greys have been so supportive and welcomed us with open arms Paul Barnes the Manager of the Bulli Greyhounds has made our attempt to create a market as smooth as possible helping us anyway he can.
    The people of this area never cease to amaze me with there posativeness and freindly manner and i hope to thank them one day by providing them with a market they can call there own.
    Regards
    Stuart

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    Posted by stuart | December 28, 2012, 7:03 am
  6. Alway happy to welcome a positive venture for Bulli – and I think this one is. The Bulli Showgrounds at Slacky Flat are under-used, and a bi-weekly market is a great idea. I hope the people of the northern Illawarra and further afield embrace the new markets. I wish you well Stuart. Feel free to email me a selection of photos, featuring plenty of friendly faces enjoying the markets for publication. Again, best of luck in the new venture.
    Mick

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    Posted by The Bulli Times | December 28, 2012, 9:10 am
  7. John M Jones OAM died 8/3/2015

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    Posted by michael | March 10, 2015, 9:28 am

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