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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

Get on the garage trail, says Council

NORTH Illawarra is set to become part of one of the biggest community and sustainability events Australia has ever seen – the Garage Sale Trail. The national program aims to have thousands of simultaneous garage sales around the country on Saturday October 25, including here in Wollongong, to promote sustainability, commerce, community and fun. “Having a … Continue reading

Women mark Consent Week at university

FOLLOWING the success of Consent Week last year, members of University of Wollongong Feminist Society (FemSoc) are organising their second community-wide event. This years Consent Week will involve workshops and campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of true sexual consent, how it operates in everyday interaction and how young people can work together to … Continue reading

‘Forgotten’ Bulli memorial needs restoration

By MICK ROBERTS. ON the eve of ANZAC Day commemorations, Bulli’s historic World War I cenotaph at Slacky Flat is in desperate need of restoration. The neglected monument is surrounded by concrete piping and other building materials as part of works associated with the construction of a residential estate on the old Bulli Brickworks site. … Continue reading

Cleaning up Wollongong

WOLLONGONG City Council will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday with a focus on waterways, road sides, parks, reserves, beach and bushland areas. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said: “This is a great day to get acquainted with your neighbours and your neck of the woods. I’d like to see hundreds … Continue reading

Celebrating Australia Day in the Gong

AUSTRALIA Day 2014 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events on the calendar, with huge crowds expected to head to Wollongong Harbour on Sunday. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said tens of thousands of people traditionally attend the official celebrations and he’s confident the packed program has something for everyone. “We’ve got … Continue reading

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