TO help celebrate the 130th anniversaries of the Heritage Hotel, Bulli and the Bellambi Hotel, Bellambi, ‘Time Gents’ presents the history book, ‘Sister Pubs’, featuring stories of their colourful characters, a list of all the publicans, amusing yarns, and plenty of beaut pictures.
There are two hotels trading north of Wollongong, on the NSW south coast, that can best be described as ‘sister pubs’, two businesses that have stood the test of time, that have similar histories, and that have been sustained for most of their 130 years by the thirsts of hard drinking coal miners, and blue collar workers.
The Bellambi Hotel and Bulli’s Heritage Hotel opened seven months apart in 1889 to service an infant tourism industry, and the social needs of the surrounding communities.
The book can be purchased online only within Australia for $34.95 (including postage, packaging and handling), or purchased from the Black Diamond Heritage Centre (eastern platform of Bulli Railway Station, Franklin Avenue, Bulli) open Sundays from 1pm to 4pm (The Heritage Centre will be closed over the Christmas/New Years break on Sunday December 29 and January 5). The book can also be purchased for $30 (cash only) by calling 0412 095 969 and arranging to pick up from the author in either Surry Hills, Sydney or Bulli.
Sister Pubs: A history of the Bellambi Hotel, Bellambi and the Heritage Hotel, Bulli
Sister Pubs, a 55 page book, measuring 20x25cms (8×10 inches), with plenty of rare historic images (colour and black & white), also features a list of all the publicans and entertaining and amusing stories and reminiscences. A beaut Christmas gift. Only available in Australia
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