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Looking Back history feature: The Chamberlains and the Bulli jetty

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Bulli Jetty after a section fell into the sea in 1907 By MICK ROBERTS © Updated January 2020 George Chamberlain THE late Peter Chamberlain had vivid memories of his dad telling him yarns about working on the Bulli Jetty. I interviewed Peter, who lived with his wife Bronwen on Bulli…

Bulli Beach Tourist Park gets new cabin thanks to TAFE students

BULLI Beach Tourist Park has three new holiday cabins, thanks to the students at TAFE Illawarra. The students built the cabins as part of their Certificate II Construction course, gaining practical experience as part of a long-term relationship between Council and TAFE Illawarra. Over the past 15 years, TAFE students have built about 54 cabins … Continue reading

High fire danger rating today

Bulli Rural Fire Brigade warn of a “High Fire Danger Rating” in the Illawarra today (December 12). Visit https://www.myfireplan.com.au/ to create or update your fire plans. The Bulli Times Gift Shop

Looking Back history feature: Pioneer bushman: Ben Rixon

Originally posted on Looking Back:
By MICK ROBERTS © Benjamin Rixon A POST office was established at Wollongong in 1832 enabling the people of the Illawarra for the first time to have communication with the outside world. Delivering the all important mail between Wollongong and Sydney is a tale of bushrangers, floods, fires and romance. The…

New book reveals the colourful tales of Bellambi and Bulli pubs

THE barmaids serving-up the beer in what is today’s Heritage Hotel at Bulli must have looked on in sheer horror as thousands of thirsty drinkers began filling the public bar on Christmas Eve 1940. To help celebrate the 130th anniversaries of the Heritage Hotel, Bulli and the Bellambi Hotel, Bellambi, ‘Time Gents’ presents the history … Continue reading

Bulli to host NSW championships this weekend

CONDITIONS are looking perfect ahead of the 2019 NSW Interbranch Championships at Bulli this weekend. The championships brings together the best athletes from all 11 Surf Life Saving branches for two days of elite competition. Bulli SLSC is more than ready for the onslaught of 350 athletes and hundreds of officials, team managers and coaches, … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Bushland reclaims Bulli’s lost ‘Pit Town’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
BULLI Pit Town (pictured about 1885 above) was located on the first escarpment bench, to the north of the original Bulli Coal Mine portals and workings. The town was located on the southern side of a creek, and consisted of about 16 or so cottages for the miners working at…

Patrols resume for reported person in surf off Bulli yesterday evening

SURF Lifesaving Illawarra duty officer and Bulli SLSC callout teams were on Bulli beach at first light this morning providing surveillance patrols after a search swung into action yesterday evening. The search got underway after reports of a possible person in the surf off Bulli Beach, near ‘The Pines’, east of Ocean Park soccer fields. … Continue reading

Rescue teams at Bulli Beach this evening after reports of person in the surf

A SEARCH for a possible person in the surf off Bulli Beach, near ‘The Pines’, east of Ocean Park soccer fields, was called-off when darkness fell today. This evening Surf Lifesaving Illawarra was notified of reports of a possible person about 120 metres off shore. Multiple emergency services responded including NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, Toll Rescue … Continue reading

Huge crowd expected at Bulli for inaugural Super Surf Teams League

MORE than 110 of the best rising surf sport stars from around Australia will descend upon Bulli on Sunday for the inaugural Super Surf Teams League. The next generation of surf sport athletes will compete in the Super Surf Teams League, a surf carnival style competition that will run as a curtain raiser to the … Continue reading

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