South Coast railway

Sly grog on the South Coast Railway

DURING the construction of the NSW South Coast railway during the mid to late 1880s, railway camps sprung up in the “wild countries” between the scattered settlements throughout the Illawarra region. The wildest of the railway camps catered for the… Read More ›

Debauchery at Sutherland’s Railway Hotel, where half-naked, drunken men fought, their ‘faces bruised and torn’

By MICK ROBERTS © THE workers camps that sprang up for the men building the South Coast railway and improvements to the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, during the mid to late 1880s became notorious for their violence and… Read More ›

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