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 1887 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Detours in place during work to Bulli roundabout

WORK to build an additional southbound onload lane to the Princes Highway roundabout at Bulli will continue next week.  Temporary concrete barriers have been installed on Memorial Drive along the righthand shoulder from the roundabout to the pedestrian over bridge. Southbound traffic will be directed onto the road shoulder during work. Work will be carried out … Continue reading

Missing Austinmer woman found

UPDATE: A woman missing from Austinmer has been located safe and well. The 27-year-old woman was last seen about 1.30pm on Monday, August 15 at Warrawong. When family and friends were unable to get in contact with her, a report was made to police. About 3.10pm on Tuesday, August 16, the woman presented to Lake … Continue reading

Elderly man injured during Bulli home robbery

POLICE are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate an aggravated break and enter at Bulli last week. A man – wearing a balaclava – forced entry to a home on Owen Street, and began ransacking the property about 10am on Thursday (August 11 2022), A 79-year-old man was awoken and confronted the … Continue reading

Police investigate alleged assault of truck driver on Appin Road

POLICE are appealing for information from the public as they investigate the alleged assault of a female truck driver on the Appin Road. A Pantech truck was parked on the side of Appin Road, near the Cataract Dam turn off on Tuesday, August 9 about 4.30am, when the driver – a woman aged 21 – … Continue reading

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

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