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Looking Back history feature: The Price of Identity

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The officially opening of the Bulli Woonona War Memorial 1924 By MICK ROBERTS © I BELIEVE he would have been there for sure – not in the official party, or as a dignitary, but more likely standing to the back, watching as the Bulli Woonona War Memorial was unveiled in…

Looking Back history feature: The Bulli Royal Theatre

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Royal Theatre, Bulli 1930 ON the corner of Hopetoun Street and the Princes Highway, where Bulli meets Woonona, is a large building that currently trades as a gymnasium exclusively for women. The building originally opened as the Royal Theatre in 1924. The silent film, lilies of the film, was…

Woman allegedly bashed with a salt lamp and hammer at Woonona overnight

A WOMAN has been charged by police after she allegedly assaulted another woman with a salt lamp and a hammer at Woonona overnight. About 10pm yesterday (Thursday), the 45-year-old woman went to the Popes Road home where police will allege she demanded the transfer of a significant sum of money from the other woman, before … Continue reading

Swooping magpie leads to man’s death at Woonona

A MAN has died after trying to avoid a swooping magpie at Woonona. Police are investigating after the incident at Nicholson Park yesterday. About 8.15am on Sunday, the 76-year-old man was riding a pushbike on an off-road path when witnesses report he rode off the path to avoid a swooping magpie. The man then collided … Continue reading

Charges laid after Woonona and Bellambi police raids

SEVEN people have been charged as part of raids across the Illawarra, including at Woonona and Bellambi, as police continue investigations into alleged large-scale drug supply operations and criminal networks in the region. Strike Force Yuppara was established by detectives from Wollongong Police District to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Illawarra region. … Continue reading

Missing Woonona man’s car found in bushland

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to find missing Woonona man, Ronald Quirk. Mr Quirk, aged 52, was last seen by a family member leaving a home on Cotterill Avenue, Woonona, in a blue sedan, about 4pm last Thursday (March 14 2019). Wollongong police were notified the same day and commenced an investigation. Mr Quirk … Continue reading

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

Gun pulled on group in Woonona

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a man threatened several people with a firearm at Woonona on Thursday. The man is believed to have confronted a group of people in Campbell Street, Woonona, while armed with a firearm just after 9pm on Thursday. Prior to that police were told the same person pulled up … Continue reading

ANZAC Dawn Services 2016

Sunday April 24. Wollongong 6.30pm, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Monday April 25 – ANZAC Day. Helensburgh: Dawn service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, 5.45am. Breakfast at Helensburgh Tradies or The Cenetannial Hotel. Coledale: Meet at Coledale Newsgagency 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL Club abd Cenotaph. Service at 6am, followed by breafast … Continue reading

Roll up your sleeves for clean up

THE community is being asked to roll up their sleeves for the 26th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 6. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery launched the event with members of the Australia Seabird Rescue organisation today (Monday). “Once again, we will be focussing on tidying-up our waterways, roadsides, parks, reserve beaches … Continue reading

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