Everyone has a story. Listen to the memories of local residents as they recount their experiences of living in the Bulli, Thirroul & Corrimal areas.
Click on the residents’ names or photos for more information and to listen to their stories.
Bronwen grew up in Bulli. When she married, Bronwen lived at and operated Bulli Lookout Kiosk for twenty five years from 1950.
Listen to Bronwen’s story here.
Dorothy has lived in Thirroul for over ninety years and has many memories of life in the community.
Listen to Dorothy’s story here.
Joyce remembers happy days at Woonona as a child and has lived at Corrimal for most of her life.
Listen to Joyce’s story here.
Judy is a community-minded pioneer who has been active within social and art movements in the Illawarra. She loves the sea and working creatively.
Listen to Judy’s story here.
Tracee talks about her experiences as a volunteer in the Illawarra Grevillea Park.
Listen to Tracee’s story here.
Robert trained and worked as a typewriter mechanic and lived in East Corrimal with his wife Betty and their family. He was a member of the Arcadian Theatre Group and has a wonderful tenor voice.
Listen to Robert’s story here.
Hess has lived a long life as an educator and has always been passionate about Australian plants. Now he is involved in the Illawarra Grevillea Park.
Listen to Hess’s story here.
Mark talks about the process of obtaining seeds to grow plants at the Illawarra Grevillea Park, as well as current and upcoming projects.
Listen to Mark’s story here.
John discusses grafting and caring for plants, funding of the Illawarra Grevillea Park, and its future projects and challenges.
Listen to John’s story here.
This is an ongoing project and we welcome your contribution. If you are interested in sharing your recollections of Bulli, Thirroul and Corrimal please contact us.
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