Syd Atkins

Syd Atkins talks about life in Thirroul from when his family moved to the suburb in 1924 through to the war years. Syd has written a book entitled “Bulli District Hospital: the first 100 years”, which was published in 1992.

Please note that this interview was originally recorded on a cassette and has been digitised.

Bulli Hospital Helper A Tireless Living Legend – Wollongong Advertiser, 22 June 1994

Grandad Devoted To Bulli Hospital – Illawarra Mercury, 9 June 1997

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Flanaghan Creek – Bangalow Lane – High Street – Bulli Pass – Milk Cart – Tom Bushby – Percy Smith’s Bakehouse – Delivery Carts – Sharpe’s Drinks – World War II – Air Raid Sirens – Ration Cards – The Arena – Fires – Tuberculosis (TB) – Thirroul Railway Roundhouse – Mining communities – Pit Whistles – Tommy Beveridge Orchestra – Benny Oddy

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