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Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.
Mick Roberts has written 1087 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Bulli Pass closed again on Tuesday

Motorists are advised by the Road and Maritime Service that Bulli Pass will be closed for two days from Tuesday for maintenance work between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway. The work includes trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains and the maintenance of guardrails, signs and safety ramps. The road will be … Continue reading

Bulli’s brewery to be open by summer

  By MICK ROBERTS THE cellar’s sunk and the concrete slab laid in readiness for a new micro-brewery to be opened in a historic former guesthouse at Bulli. While progress has been steady, the owners of the 1886 heritage building, Resin Brewing Co, have “high hopes” their project will be open for Summer. The Bulli … Continue reading

Memorial Drive road works

MOTORISTS are advised by the Roads and Maritime Services of changed traffic conditions on Memorial Drive (Northern Distributor) at Russell Vale on Monday May 27 for maintenance work to be carried out. Work will involve road resurfacing and repairs to improve safety for motorists. Work will be carried out on Memorial Drive in one southbound … Continue reading

Delays expected with Bulli Tops road works

MOTORISTS are advised by the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) of changed traffic conditions on the M1 Princes Motorway north of Appin Road from Sunday. Motorists can also expect additional traffic on Appin Road on Sunday and Monday nights with the closure of Picton Road for maintenance work. From May 26 to the morning of … Continue reading

Heritage order sought for Corrimal Coke Works site ahead of residential proposal

WOLLONGONG City Council has slapped an interim heritage order on the former Corrimal Coke Works site. Council says it has taken the action, under the NSW Heritage Act, to ensure that the heritage significance of the site can be properly considered in finalising a planning proposal for the site, prior to the progression of any … Continue reading

Mount Ousley traffic diverted through Bulli Sunday evening

BULLI and Thirroul residents should brace for heavier than usual traffic this Sunday evening with the closure of Mount Ousley Road for maintenance work. The M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, while the Picton Road will also be closed between the M1 and Wilton, while the Roads and Maritime … Continue reading

Russell Vale retaining wall to be replaced

WORK will start this week to repair and replace an ageing retaining wall on the Princes Highway at Russell Vale. Wollongong City Council will close one north-bound lane of the highway to complete the works, from Nimbin Street to Hicks Street. There will be message boards in place during the rebuild of the ageing wall, … Continue reading

Coledale nurse acknowledged

  2019 HANMA Nurse of the Year Winner from HESTA on Vimeo.   COLEDALE’S Kate Curtis (pictured) is the winner of Nurse of the Year in the 2019 Hesta Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. Professor Kate Curtis was recognised for her work as a trauma nurse tirelessly advocating to reduce the impact of trauma injuries … Continue reading

Looking Back: Grog shop owner with centurion voice

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Sid Marsh, who also operated a wine and spirit store at Woonona, commanded the voluntary drill corps at Bulli Park – Cartoon, Paul Dorin. ? Down Memory Lane With JACK DEVITT* Sid Marsh I CAN remember as a very small boy hearing Sid Marsh’s centurion voice barking commands as he…

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closed to traffic at Stanwell Park on Monday

  Motorists are advised by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be closed next Monday for essential maintenance work. The work includes trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains and the maintenance of guardrails and signs. Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed to all vehicles on Monday … Continue reading

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