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Two men charged over alleged cocaine supply in the Wollongong area

TWO men have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly discovered cocaine, an unregistered firearm, ammunition and a poker machine at a Balgownie home today (Tuesday March 30). The 51-year-old man, arrested in Market Street Wollongong, and a 47-year-old man, arrested at Fairy Meadow, have been charged following investigations into an alleged drug supply … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Kennedy Brothers and their attempt at ‘respectability’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Market Square Wollongong, showing the Governor Bourke Hotel (far left, circled),the two storey Queens Hotel, and, far right, The Wollongong Hotel, in the early 1850s By MICK ROBERTS © THE Kennedy brothers’ attempts at respectability in Australia seemed to have started off on the right foot. The three Irishmen, Hugh, John…

Looking Back history feature: Wollongong publican’s gruesome and violent end

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Sam Russell’s Wollongong hotel from “Sketches of Australian Scenes” by J.G. Sawkins; The Royal Marine Hotel later bacame part of St Mary’s Convent. The original temporary St Michael’s Church of England (built 1847, demolished 1857) is at the left and in the foreground is the lagoon which for many years…

Two people arrested at Bulli after police car rammed

TWO people were arrested at Bulli after a police vehicle was rammed in Wollongong today. About 2.50pm today (Thursday), a marked Highway Patrol vehicle was rammed by a black Commodore on Flinders Street, Wollongong. Both officers in the vehicle were not hurt, however, the vehicle was significantly damaged. Another highway patrol vehicle pursued the Commodore … Continue reading

Be warned: Rangers will be out in force during Sunday’s Australia Day celebrations

IF you decide to drive into Wollongong’s Australia Day celebrations on Sunday, be warned. Wollongong Council’s rangers will be out in force to discourage dangerous parking and illegal camping. Council warns that while shade structures or tents are allowed during the day, they must be down by 8pm. Drivers are asked to follow the road … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Lysaght and the reformed drunkard

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Lysaght’s inn, Fairy Meadow, the Illawarra’s first licensed pub north of Wollongong. This picture was taken shortly before its demolition to make was for Wollongong High School in the 1960s. By MICK ROBERTS © WELL over six feet tall and solidly built, Andrew Lysaght was an imposing and influential Illawarra pioneer.…

Clean up the north this Sunday

Got a spare hour or two this weekend? Come and lend a hand to help clean up Wollongong’s northern suburbs as part of Clean Up Australia Day. This Sunday, March 4, marks the annual event, and this year is the 28th year it’s been held in Wollongong. In 2018 community efforts will focus on waterways, roadsides, … Continue reading

Survey shows merger opposition

WOLLONGONG City Council received the preliminary results from a Merger Proposal Community Opinion Poll on Friday. The poll, conducted by IRIS, showed 77.5 per cent of those contacted were aware of the State Government’s proposal to merge Wollongong City Council with Shellharbour City Council. It also found 44.5 per cent of people agreed with merger … Continue reading

Looking for Wollongong’s best

WOLLONGONG City Council is calling for nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Awards, which are announced at a special dinner on Thursday January 22 2015. There are seven awards categories for 2015, including a new category for Outstanding Achievement or Innovation. The categories are: Citizen of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Young Citizen … Continue reading

Greens want more dog parks

WOLLONGONG Greens Councillor Jill Merrin will be seeking support for more and better dog parks in Wollongong, at Monday night’s Council meeting. A large number of public submissions to the draft Dogs on Beaches and Parks Policy have requested that Council provide more and better-resourced dog activity parks. Cr Merrin said compared to other councils, … Continue reading

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