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Back to the 1950s at Corrimal

DO you remember the 1950s? If you are fascinated by the fashion, the music and the films from this wonderful decade, then make sure you get along to Corrimal Library’s Open Day on Thursday October 22 from 9.30am. There will be a morning tea and talk on Corrimal’s rich history from 10.30am. At 11am there’s … Continue reading

Back to the 60s at Thirroul

IT’S time to go back to the decade when The Beatles were storming the charts, man landed on the moon and The Sound of Music had its record-breaking run at the Academy Awards. It’s time to go back to the 1960s – the decade Thirroul Library first opened. As part of Wollongong City Libraries’ ongoing … 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

Looking Back: The Balgownie Pub

By MICK ROBERTS. THREATENED with demolition in 1994 and described by the hopeful developer at the time as worthless of preservation, the ‘Fountain on the Mountain’ – the Balgownie Hotel – celebrated a centenary of trade on Monday December 20 2004. Balgownie Hotel was designed by architect Alex Elphinstone and built for Francis Caldwell early … Continue reading

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