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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.
Mick Roberts has written 916 posts for The Bulli Times

Coledale rises to the occasion

A BELLAMBI woman who helps keep her suburb spotless and Coledale Public School are among the 2017 winners of Wollongong City Council’s Rise & Shine Awards. The winners of the 32nd Rise & Shine Awards are: Basil Ryan Award winner – Carol Nance, of Bellambi, received the Rise & Shine Campaign’s highest honour, the Basil … Continue reading

Thirroul gun theft charges

THREE men have been charged and a fourth is being sought over the alleged theft and distribution of five handguns from Thirroul. Police have been investigating the theft of the guns from a property in Surfers Parade about 11.45pm on last Friday November 24. Strike Fore Lynrob was formed to further investigate the distribution of … Continue reading

Tourist parks get student lift

OVER the past month, 12 students with disability have been working at the Bulli and Corrimal Tourist Parks gaining invaluable work experience, preparing them for the work force. The Wollongong City Council owned parks have hosted 12 students from Corrimal High School, Keira High School and The Smith St Unit. The Year 9 students were … Continue reading

Moonlight movies returns

MOONLIGHT Movies returns to the north with two screenings at Corrimal and Thirroul during December. Wollongong City Council will present on Friday December 1, Boss Baby (G) at Ziem’s Park Corrimal, while on the following Saturday night, Finding Dory (G) will screen at Thirroul Beach Reserve. The Corrimal event is being presented in partnership with Corrimal … Continue reading

Plan for Austinmer escarpment road

BUTTENSHAW Drive at Austinmer could become an alternative main road to relieve the festering congestion along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, says the Greens – And they’re not happy. Labor councillor Jenelle Rimmer put a motion to Council on Monday night to investigate options for building more roads in Thirroul, Bulli and Austinmer, which was supported by … Continue reading

Gun pulled on group in Woonona

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a man threatened several people with a firearm at Woonona on Thursday. The man is believed to have confronted a group of people in Campbell Street, Woonona, while armed with a firearm just after 9pm on Thursday. Prior to that police were told the same person pulled up … Continue reading

Corrimal charges

A MAN will face court after a loaded firearm was allegedly found during a search of his Corrimal home on Sunday. About 2.20pm police executed a search warrant at a home on Murray Road. During the search officers will allege they found a shortened firearm with ammunition, a silencer, and a small amount of cannabis … Continue reading

Shots fired at Bellambi

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help find a man believed to have shot at a home and fired a single shot at three officers in Bellambi. About 11.30pm on Friday, police were patrolling the area when they saw a man running from a house in Armour Street, Bellambi. A second man, aged 41, … Continue reading

Bulli Pass reopens ahead of schedule

THE second stage of safety work on Bulli Pass to install rock fall protection safety barriers, improve the safety ramp and carry out slope stabilisation work has been completed a week ahead of schedule and the road reopened to motorists at 2.30pm on Friday October 27. Work started on Monday August 28 and the road … Continue reading

Coalcliff death not suspicious

POLICE will prepare a report for the Coroner after a man was found dead at a home in Coalcliff earlier this week. About 7.15pm on Wednesday Wollongong police were alerted after a home owner in Coalcliff found a dead man in the rear of the premises. A vehicle stolen earlier in the day was found … Continue reading

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