Lang's Corner dig uncovers old Wollongong wine store and newspaper office

Kate McIlwain
Updated February 21 2020 - 6:56pm, first published February 20 2020 - 4:30pm
The cellar of the 1850s wine store Hayles Brothers, which then went on to become the second office of the Illawarra Mercury, has been unearthed in a new archaeological dig. Picture: Adam McLean.
The cellar of the 1850s wine store Hayles Brothers, which then went on to become the second office of the Illawarra Mercury, has been unearthed in a new archaeological dig. Picture: Adam McLean.

A pub, wine store and grocer has opened up in Wollongong's CBD - and it's like nothing the city has seen for almost 100 years.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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