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.
Mick Roberts has written 1873 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Lane closures on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Austinmer and Clifton

MOTORISTS are advised of maintenance work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Austinmer and Clifton next week. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the work will include pavement repair to improve safety. Changed traffic conditions including traffic control, a reduced speed limit of 40 kmh will be in place and single lane closures will be in … Continue reading

Otford road closed to allow general maintenance

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week, between McKell Avenue and Otford lookout for maintenance work. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday, August 9 to Thursday, August 11, weather permitting. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Corrimal heated pool out of action for annual maintenance and repairs

CORRIMAL Pool will be taking its annual winter break on Monday for scheduled maintenance works. The 50m heated pool and facilities will close on Monday, August 8 to allow maintenance, including tile repairs and upgrades to the concourse, plant and equipment. The 25m pool was closed on Monday, August 1. The routine work is part … Continue reading

School students help green historic Bulli Park

THE power of many hands – and many words – made light work in Bulli Park last Friday, with local students helping to plant a greener tomorrow. Students from Waniora Public School and St Joseph’s Primary school joined in a nature filled morning and brought new life to the historic park on Friday 29 July. … Continue reading

National broadcaster in search for Australia’s favourite tree

DO you love Illawarra’s own native flame tree? Now’s your chance to vote for the spectacular red-flowering plant in a search to find Australia’s favourite tree. This National Science Week, ABC Science wants people to go online and vote for their favourite tree. Botanist Professor Tim Entwisle says at last, trees are been given the … Continue reading

Helping hands for Cabbage Tree Creek this National Tree Day

A PLANTING will be held at Cabbage Tree Creek, Fairy Meadow on Sunday morning as part of National Tree Day 2022. Planet Ark is encouraging Australians to connect with nature and their local community for National Tree Day 2022 and do something positive for the future – plant a tree! The Fairy Meadow planting day … Continue reading

Bulli Pass to close again for slope stabilisation work

MOTORISTS are advised that Bulli Pass will be closed again for slope stabilisation work at night between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway. The road will be closed in both directions to all traffic during the night work that will be carried out between 7.30pm Thursday, July 28 and 4.30am Friday, July 29, … Continue reading

Helensburgh park plan will allow new community centre and library to go ahead

WOLLONGONG City Council has voted to move forward on plans for reclassification of Charles Harper Park, Rex Jackson Park sporting facilities and Helensburgh Pool. Council is seeking NSW State Government approval to broaden the parks categorisation from sportsground, to include general community use and area of cultural significance. This step would allow Council’s proposal for … Continue reading

Four night Mount Ousley Road closure

TWO northbound lanes on the M1 Princes Motorway on Mt Ousley will be closed for four nights from tomorrow (Sunday, July 24) as planned maintenance is brought forward to complete repairs ahead of the possibility of more heavy rain. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the need for these repairs was picked up during routine … Continue reading

Council’s new art strategy goes on public exhibition for comment

WHETHER it’s a brand-new work or the care of a sculpture that dates back generations, a new Wollongong City Council strategy is aiming to make art available to everyone in the community. From next month, Council will be calling for feedback on a draft Public Art Strategy 2022-2032. The purpose of the strategy is to … Continue reading

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