Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.
Mick Roberts has written 883 posts for The Bulli Times

Second man dies after ‘Burgh crash

A SECOND man has died after a crash in Helensburgh last weekend. About 2am (Sunday 18 June 2017), emergency services were called to Walker Street, Helensburgh following reports two vehicles had crashed. Wollongong police found a Nissan Skyline had crashed into the rear of a tipper truck at the location. The passenger, an 18-year-old man, … Continue reading

Fatal crash in Helensburgh

INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a fatal crash in Helensburgh this morning. About 2am on Sunday, emergency services were called to Walker Street following reports two vehicles had crashed. Whilst investigations continue, it appears a car has crashed into a parked and unattended Tipper truck. As a result a person has died at the scene. A … Continue reading

Stanwell Park improvements

OVER the next four years a number of projects building new and upgrading footpaths and pedestrian works will get underway in Stanwell Park. The works are included in Wollongong City Council’s Capital Works Program and will enhance public safety and create better access around the northern beaches village. To run through the wide range of … Continue reading

Corrimal facade project

BUSINESSS and landowners along Corrimal’s Princes Highway, Russell and Railway Streets are asked to consider updating their shopfronts. Wollongong City Council will provide grants of up to $20,000 to eligible business or landowners to upgrade and revitalise their shopfront with applications closing on Friday July 7. Wollongong Deputy Lord Mayor John Dorahy said the program … Continue reading

Bellambi armed robbery

POLICE are seeking public assistance following an armed robbery at a service station at Bellambi yesterday.  About 1.35am on Tuesday, a man armed with a knife entered a service station on the corner of Pioneer Road and Rothery Road. The man threatened the attendant before demanding money. He  left the service station with an amount of … Continue reading

Helensburgh grandstand upgraded

WORK has started on the refurbishment of the grandstand at Helensburgh’s Rex Jackson Oval. The project is expected to take around three months, and includes replacing the grandstand’s roof, upgrading the concrete steps and seating to include a central staircase, and stormwater drainage work. Already, Wollongong City Council have removed the existing roof and repairs … Continue reading

Balgownie shooting charge

A MAN has been charged over a public place shooting in Balgownie yesterday. Just after 7am on Sunday, a 29-year-old man went to a home on Meadow Street and threw a small incendiary device onto the driveway. He then retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and fired a shot in the air before driving from … Continue reading

Austinmer beach work continues

  AUSTINMER Surf Club is to get a new roof this month, as part of an ongoing improvement program for the popular beachside spot. The replacement roof will be the same heritage red as the existing aged roof, and is expected to take about a month to be installed, provided there are good weather conditions. … Continue reading

Boot sale comes to Towradgi

THE Giant Car Boot Sale comes to Towradgi on Sunday. Wollongong City Council’s Giant Car Boot sale is an opportunity to uncover a treasure, find a beautiful pre-loved item or score a bargain. It’s also a great way to keep the unwanted and pre-loved household goods out of Council’s tip at Whytes Gully. Council’s Promotions … Continue reading

Digger robbed in Corrimal

TWO men will face court next month charged with larceny after allegedly stealing cash from a veteran in Corrimal. Police have been told a 79-year-old man went to a bank to withdraw cash, before going to a supermarket on the Princess Highway, Corrimal, about 11am on Thursday April 27. He left a bag, which contained … Continue reading

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