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 1920 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Post letters to Santa at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries’ mailboxes

SANTA’S helpers at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries are collecting and delivering letters to the North Pole from now until December 10. If you’ve spent the year being nice, now’s the time to write your Christmas wish list (with your parent’s help) and drop it off at your favourite library. Wollongong City Council’s trusted librarians … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed to traffic for maintenance

BULLI Pass will be closed for maintenance work next week. Work includes trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, line marking, bridge inspections and maintenance of guardrails, signs and safety ramps. The road will be closed in both directions between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway from 9am and 3pm on Tuesday December 6 … Continue reading

Delays expected during Mount Ousley road works

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions in the northbound lanes of the M1 Princes Motorway (Mount Ousley Road) as part of natural disaster recovery work.  A 250-metre section of the lefthand truck and bus lane after New Mount Pleasant Road will be temporarily closed to allow workers to carry out work on the slope … Continue reading

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closed to traffic tonight at Stanwell Tops

CHANGED traffic conditions will be in place tonight on Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Longview Crescent and Otford Road intersection, at Stanwell Tops, while urgent road surface repairs are carried out. The rescheduled work will involve repairing a section of road that was damaged during the severe weather event in March this year. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

Work about to begin on Mount Ousley Road interchange

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions in the northbound lanes of the M1 Princes Highway (Mount Ousley Road) this weekend as part of natural disaster recovery work.  A 250-metre section of the left-hand truck and bus lane will be temporarily closed after New Mount Pleasant Road to allow workers to safely inspect the slope … Continue reading

Multi-million dollar funding boost for Helensburgh sporting infrastructure

COMMUNITY sporting infrastructure will receive a multi-million dollar funding boost in the far northern Illawarra as part of a NSW Government program.  The Helensburgh Park Multisport Facility Upgrade at Rex Jackson Oval will receive a $3.2 million to improve the precinct by modernising infrastructure at the local pool and upgrading lighting. An additional $2.1 million … Continue reading

‘Short term’ repairs to storm damaged Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops while urgent road surface repairs are carried out. The work will involve repairing a section of road damaged during the severe weather event in March this year. These short-term repairs between Longview Crescent and Otford Road will help create a smoother and … Continue reading

Bulli Tops motorway closed for five nights to allow for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions from Sunday on the M1 Princes Motorway between Waterfall and Bulli Tops for maintenance work to be carried out. Work will include trimming vegetation, clearing drains, litter collection and repairing the road surface, guardrail and signs. The Motorway will be closed between the Old Princes Highway intersection at … Continue reading

Corrimal student takes ‘honours’ in Poem Forest competition

“I came home from school that day A bird in a cage Negativity and fear wrapped up in me Then she came uninvited To this sad grass party for one My Guardian Angel?” THESE are the words that earned a student of a Corrimal primary school ‘honours’ in the 2022 Poem Forest competition. With nearly … Continue reading

Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

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