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Disaster memorial at Bulli

A TERRIFIC explosion was heard above Bulli School – from the Old Bulli Mine – 131 years ago this Friday, which took the lives of 81 men and boys – there was only survivor, Herbert Cope. The Bulli Mine Disaster, as it became known, remains the second worst industrial accident in Australia’s history – only … Continue reading

History comes alive on trail

In 1865 the first gas supply was brought to Wollongong from a gas plant in Corrimal Street and the telegraph office in Market Street opened its doors. Now 150 years later the local gas supply no longer exists, but the telegraph office (later expanded to include Wollongong’s first Government Post Office) still operates as our … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Lost Village

By MICK ROBERTS. A FEW rusted corrugated water tanks scattered amongst the leftovers of English ornamental gardens, stone walls and twisted barbed wire are all that remain of the pretty little village of Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain. The settlement, a couple of kilometres west of the summit of Bulli Pass, is no more – given … Continue reading