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Mick Roberts

A Sydney newspaper 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 a senior journalist with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.
Mick Roberts has written 977 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Aboriginal tent embassy removed

Work has started on the removal of structures from the Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach today. Council has been asked to remove the structures from the site – with the exception of the one known as ‘The Pod’ – by the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement. The removal of structures … Continue reading

Embassy fenced by Council

At the request of the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement Partner organisations, Council staff have placed non-permanent fencing around sections of the Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach, Thirroul on Wednesday. The Organisations have been working with the support of Council for the past 12 months to make important changes to … Continue reading

Delegation to meet developer

ALMOST 100 residents attended a meeting to discuss the proposed residential development proposal for the former Corrimal coke works site on Sunday. The developer has received approval from the Department of Planning to put the re-zoning plans back before council with no changes to the original demand for over 700 new homes on the site.  They have, … Continue reading

Corrimal coke works meeting

A COMMUNITY meeting will be held in the western car park of the Corrimal Railway Station on Sunday (December 2) from 4pm. The meeting has been called by the Corrimal Community Action Group to update locals about progress on the re-zoning and redevelopment of the old Corrimal Coke Works site, Railway Street. Corrimal. The developer … Continue reading

Investigation into elderly man’s death

THE death of a patient in a Woonona nursing home is under investigation by Wollongong Police. Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to a high-dependency dementia ward at the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), Woonona following reports of an assault between two patients. On arrival police were notified that a 90-year-old man suffered serious … Continue reading

Sandon Point eviction

OVER the past 12 months, Wollongong City Council has supported a request of the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement Partner organisations to address a number of issues at the culturally-significant Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach, Thirroul. In April Council, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Aboriginal groups worked … Continue reading

Speeding driver nabbed at Otford

A DISQUALIFIED driver will face court next month after being detected travelling more than 60kmh above the sign-posted speed limit in the Royal National Park at the weekend. Sutherland Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford, about 2pm on Saturday when they detected a VW Golf hatch … Continue reading

Boy hit on Balgownie Road

POLICE have appealed for information from the community following an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Fairy Meadow at the weekend. A vehicle was travelling east along Balgownie Road about 11.10pm on Saturday, when the driver stopped the vehicle near Meadow Street, after witnessing a fight between two young people. They … Continue reading

Dog park considered for Bellambi

A NEW off-leash dog park is under consideration for a park off Bott Drive, Bellambi. Wollongong City Council is asking the community what they think of a plan to provide three new off-leash parks. The option for three additional off-leash park areas would bring the number of these parks in in Wollongong to eight. Council … Continue reading

Tasered man at Fairy Meadow

A MAN has been charged after a barricade situation at Fairy Meadow on Wednesday. Wollongong police were called to a domestic-related incident at a home on the Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow about 9am on Wednesday. As officers arrived at the home, a 23-year-old man allegedly armed with two knives locked himself in the home. Another … Continue reading

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