lest-we-forgetThey answered the call

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of Australia's involvement in World War 1, Kiama Library is proud to present its WW1 project of these brave souls who answered the call.

Learn about their lives, their ambitions and their tragedies.

We invite any contributions from the public to help us enhance this collection.

IMAGE Kiama Agricultural Show
The Kiama Show and the Kiama Agricultural Committee has been an important feature of the Kiama and district community for more than 160 years. Dr Charles Throsby came to the Illawarra in 1815 looking... Read More...

IMAGE Kiama Post Office
When the first Post Office opened in Kiama on 1st January 1841 there was no official Post Office building, instead, being located in a premises on Michael Hindmarsh’s allotment in Shoalhaven... Read More...

IMAGE Pubs in the Kiama Municipality
The Inns and pubs of the early years in the municipality were important places to meet up in the community and they provided the first accommodation for travellers and new arrivals in town. When Dr... Read More...

IMAGE Leo O'Dwyer's 'Kiama Now & Then'
Leo O'Dwyer, a Dunmore farmer was at one time the publisher of a free local newspaper, the 'Kiama Sentinel'. It was printed in 1932 but ceased after 18 months in 1933. Leo was a local history... Read More...

IMAGE Schooling in the Kiama District
The very first school opened in the Kiama District was in 1839 when Daniel Shea opened a Roman Catholic School in Jamberoo. This was soon followed in 1842 by the Church of England (also in Jamberoo)... Read More...

IMAGE Robert Hoddle
In 1830 the plan was to open up a route from the lush pastures in the Southern Highlands to Kiama Harbour, to enable a faster route for produce to be shipped to Sydney and to avoid the slow overland... Read More...

Upcoming events

    • Special Bargain Cook Book Sale

      Special Bargain Cook Book SaleFriends of Kiama Library are having a book sale of cookbooks. Top quality at low prices! Where : Kiama Library When :  Saturday 28 November, 9.30am - 2pm. Come along and see what bargains you can...

    • Kiama Library Christmas Holidays

      Kiama Library Christmas HolidaysKiama Library will be open on Thursday 24 December 2015 from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Kiama Library will be closed from the Friday 25 December 2015 until normal hours resume on Saturday 2 January 2016. We...

    • Gerringong Library Christmas Holidays

      Gerringong Library Christmas HolidaysGerringong Library will only be open from 9.30-12.30pm on Thursday 24th of December. Closed on Thursday 31st of December and will reopen on Thursday 7th of January 2016. We wish all our patrons a merry...

    • Story Time Christmas Party @ Kiama Library

      Story Time Christmas Party @ Kiama LibraryStory Time Christmas Party @ Kiama Library will of course have a special significance during this festive season. We may even have a guest appearance of someone very special around this time of...

    • Christmas Craft @ Kiama library

      Christmas Craft @ Kiama libraryCraft this Christmas is a bit of a mystery. So prepare to meet the challenge of being creative. When :  Wednesday 16th December 10.30 am – 11.30 am Where : Kiama Library Cost : Free but bookings...

    • Christmas story time @ Gerringong

      Christmas story time @ GerringongChristmas Story Time @ Gerringong Library with Santa. Come dressed up if you like to celebrate this festive season. Where : in the Gerringong Town Hall) When  :  Thursday 3rd December 10.30 am –...

    • Baby Story Time 2015

      Baby Story Time 2015Songs, stories, rhymes and lots of fun when you join us for Baby Story Time every third Tuesday of the month (except January and December) at 10.00 am.  Babies (and their carers of course) under 24...

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Kiama Library

Address: 7 Railway Parade,
Kiama NSW 2533

PO Box 75,
Kiama NSW 2533

T: (02) 4233 1133
F: (02) 4232 2071
E: library @ kiama.nsw.gov.au

Kiama Hours

Day Hours
 Mon 9.30 - 5.30
 Tue 9.30 - 8.00
 Wed 9.30 - 5.30
 Thu 9.30 - 5.30
 Fri 9.30 - 5.30
 Sat 9.30 - 2.00
 Sun Closed

Gerringong Contact

Gerringong Library

Address: Fern Street, (Town Hall)
Gerringong NSW 2534

PO Box 75,
Kiama NSW 2533

T: (02) 4234 2302
F: (02) 4232 2071
E: library @ kiama.nsw.gov.au

Gerringong Hours

 Thu 9.30 - 12.30 :: 1.30 - 4.30