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Donkey Jack’s 30 year drinking spree

By MICK ROBERTS © COMPARED by one 19th century scribe to Shakespeare’s Caliban from the Tempest, the legendary Donkey Jack was Wollongong’s best known drunk. Of all the drunken characters who frequented the Illawarra – and there were many –… Read More ›


The Kennedy brothers

By MICK ROBERTS © THE Kennedy brothers, Hugh, John and Richard attempts at respectability in Australia seemed to have started off on the right foot. The three Irishmen built a portfolio of properties, and established a profitable cattle trading business,… Read More ›