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Looking Back history feature: Tom’s tall tales from the box seat

Originally posted on Looking Back:
By MICK ROBERTS © ALTHOUGH supposedly handy with the whip, the real story of Thomas Kelly’s career as a coachman is littered with incidents of erratic driving, and accidents, which in the end left him a cripple. The son of an Irish convict, Tom is arguably second only to the…

Looking Back: The man who sold Sandon Point

By MICK ROBERTS. JUST what Bulli pioneer real estate agent Henry Cotterell would think of today’s property prices in the controversial Sandon Point residential estate is hard to imagine. Cotterell, known as “Cottie” to friends, was one time editor of the Bulli Times newspaper, but more interestingly he was the agent who sold the original … Continue reading

Looking Back feature: Waterworth the pioneer whip

By MICK ROBERTS. THE eagerly awaited arrival of the iron horse to the Illawarra in 1886 awoke the world to what is known today as Lawrence Hargrave Drive and its scenic splendour, altering the coastal bush track from a quiet local thoroughfare into a busy main road linking Sydney to Wollongong. Soon after the opening … Continue reading

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