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1817
Cornelius O'Brien settled at Bulli Point
1844
Cattle stealing was said to have been carried on to some extent at Bulli.
1858
Robert Sommerville opened a sawmill in July
1859
About this time a company known as the Bellambi and Bulli Coal Company was formed.
1861
A Sunday school was in operation, it was taught by Messrs. Sommerville and Salter in the house of Mr & Mrs Salter.
1861
A School of Arts called Bellambi & Bulli School of Arts was opened.
1861
A Roman Catholic School was conducted by a Miss McNamara in a slab building.
1863
The Bulli Coal Company officially opened its mine on the mountainside west of Bulli Point.
1863
Overseas trade started when the Ironside carried the first shipment of coal to Shanghai.
1863
Wheeled vehicles began using the Bulli Pass.
1865
The Uniting Church was built for the Wesleyans of the Bulli district.
1867
The miners campaigned for extra pay as compensation for the larger coal skips which had been introduced by the Manager
1867
Bulli Pass Road was built
1868
The board of the Bulli Company donated fifty pounds and land valued at one hundred pounds for the establishment of a public school in July
1869
Alexander Ross, Richard White and Samuel Smedley were appointed to the School Board
1869
The Bulli Post Office was opened on 1 October 1869
1879
Bulli grew to have five stores
1880
Archbishop Polding travelled to Bulli in July to bless a new school-church being erected
1887
The Bulli Mine Disaster occurred on the 23 March 1887 - 81 men died.
1887
The Wollongong to Clifton section of the South Coast railway was opened
1889
The Bulli Hotel opened its doors for business on the 6 September 1889
1891
The abandoned Bulli "B" Pit was reopened by Messrs. Williams and Garlick on 11 February 1891
1892
The first shipment from Bulli Pass collliery was made on 2 June 1892
1893
Bulli District Hospital opened on land given by Mrs George Organ
1895
The "B" Pit was renamed the Bulli Steam Coal Company by a Mr Evans
1906
Bulli Shire proclaimed on 15 May 1906
1907
In April severe gales raged off the South Coast and swept away the greater portion of the Bulli Coal-loading jetty.
1910
Bulli Shire Council secured a town water supply for the Bulli area about 1910
1913
An electricity supply was obtained from South Bulli Colliery for lighting homes and streets
1947
Shire of Bulli amalgamated with the City of Wollongong, Central Illawarra and the Municipality of North Illawarra to form the City of Greater Wollongong
1948
Bulli hospital opened.
1950
About this time the Australian Iron & Steel Company undertook the formidable and costly task of re-organising and modernising the old Bulli Colliery and its outmoded rail transport system
1952
Bulli show society formed. The first annual show was held at Slacky Flat the following year.
1956
Baby health centre opened.
1959
Bulli branch of the Wollongong City Library opened.
1960
Bulli Woonona RSL club opened.
1969
15 bed female ward opened at Bulli hospital. This year also marks the centenary of Bulli Public School.
1988
Bulli Miner’s Cottage advertised for sale as a development site. Eventually deemed to be of heritage significance and purchased by Wollongong City Council.
1990
Ray Hannah, a Sydney car dealer buys a tract of land stretching from South Thirroul to East Bulli, which will eventually become the site of an application for large scale housing development at Sandon Point.
1993
Conservation plan for Bulli Miner’s Cottage released, with the recommendation that it become a Miner’s memorial museum.
2000
Development application lodged for subdivision generating 14 house sites at Hill Street Bulli. This application is the first stage in a proposed housing development by Stockland’s. The application causes immediate controversy.
2000
100th anniversary of Weber’s Lookout, Bulli Tops.
2001
Council rejects stages 2-6 of the ongoing Sandon Point development application. Stockland challenges this decision in the Land and Environment Court. The court eventually decides in favour of the development, subject to a number of conditions being met.
2003
A Commission of Inquiry recommends scaling back the development at Sandon Point.
2004
Production ceases at Bulli Tile and Brick works. Industrial Heritage assessment carried out, deeming the site top be of local industrial heritage significance.
2006
The NSW government grants conditional approval for continuing development at Sandon Point, subject to its being scaled back to 181 lots in total with 60% of the development area to be retained for open area and public space.
2006
Development consent granted for a new Southern Gateway Tourism and Information Centre at Bulli Tops.
2007
In a landmark decision, the Land and Environment Court overturns state government approval for further Sandon Point development on the basis of climate change considerations
2007
Southern Gateway tourist centre to go ahead after a $13 million funding injection from the Federal Government
2007
Cavion's Scrap Yard relocating to Nowra after Bulli site was purchased by Woolworths for development (Illawarra Index)
2007
The inaugural Bulli Markets held at Bulli Harness Club were well attended in April (Illawarra Index)
2010
Bridge over intersection at foot of Bulli Pass is being constructed (Illawarra Index)