Woonona Bowling Club

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Looking Back: Urwins and the Headlands Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS. IN the days when the two big breweries ruled the liquor industry, owning most of New South Wales’ hotels, and ‘tying’ clubs and pubs to exclusive beer sales, Bob and Lurline Urwin made quite a name for themselves as trouble-shooting temporary managers for one of Australia’s most successful – Tooheys Limited. Born … Continue reading

Armed robber smashes way into Woonona club

POLICE are investigating the armed robbery of Woonona Bowling Club on Wednesday night. Shortly before 10pm a man armed with a hammer smashed his way through a front window of the Greta Street club. The man confronted a woman employee, who had just closed the club. He was handed cash and fled through the broken … Continue reading

Looking Back feature: Illawarra’s first clubs

By MICK ROBERTS REGISTERED clubs, with their assortment of restaurants, bars and cafes, gymnasiums, and ‘mini-casinos’, have come along way from the timber cottages, offering dominoes and newspaper and magazine libraries, that began to appear throughout colonial New South Wales during the 1890s. Prior to this, membership of early colonial clubs was confined to the … Continue reading

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