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The man who sold Sandon Point

By MICK ROBERTS ©

JUST what Bulli pioneer real estate agent Henry Cotterell would have thought of land prices at Sandon Point today is difficult to imagin. 766 more words

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Tragic tale of edward killalea

By MICK ROBERTS ©

WHEN a Shellharbour civic leader died on the sofa of Wollongong’s Commercial Hotel in 1872 the news caused a sensation.

Edward Killalea was elected to the Shellharbour Municipal Council just two years before his death in 1872 from the “effects of excessive drinking” and taking a does of strychnine “enough to poison the entire population of Wollongong”. 716 more words

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Paving the way

By MICK ROBERTS ©

Rube Hargrave loved the simple things in life such as cooking, and once said that as long as she had her sewing machine she was contented. 841 more words

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