This is an edited version of an article in the Illustrated Sydney News, 15 May 1871, page 11,14. Distance from Wollongong to Bulli is eight miles: from Bulli to the top of the mountain is three miles. From there to where Bottle Forest Road joins the old road, one mile, and from here to the seventeenth mile-post makes the twenty-nine miles from Wollongong. Travellers also encountered the toll-bar near the Fairy Meadow Road.
R., F.W., "Overland to Wollongong 1871 (part 2) ", Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin, November 2013, 74-77.