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 Farming
The countryside around the Kiama region is synonymous with dairy farming although there were many other farming endeavors before dairying became the main agricultural enterprise. In the early years... Read More...

IMAGE March to Freedom
The "Rat-a-tat-tat" of the side drum and the "skirl" of the pipes announced the khaki passengers of the three train on Saturday afternoon and lining the station was a big crowd to welcome them as the... Read More...

IMAGE Boat Harbour Store - Gerringong’s First Post Office
If so, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it's probably the oldest surviving commercial building in Gerringong. The building was ‘erected and opened under the auspices of W. Ritche,... Read More...

IMAGE Dry stone walls
Dry stone walls are sometimes a prominent feature of the Australian landscape and are found most commonly in our eastern states, the most notable areas being Kiama and Lismore in NSW, the western... Read More...

IMAGE Quarrying in the Kiama District
The basalt rock of the district was initially used for fences and buildings. Notable basalt buildings are the old Kiama Infants School at Black Beach, the Anglican Christ Church and the Kiama... Read More...

IMAGE The Kiama Jazz Club
When listening to records just wasn’t good enough, a group of friends under the inspiration of Dennis Koks, and all with a shared interest in jazz decided to work out how they could present... Read More...

Upcoming events

let-s-get-craftyMake your own picture frames and beautiful boxes using shells and paper mosaics. A bit of fun at your local library. When :...
insektus-man-comes-to-libraryInsektus is a mobile educational based insect & spider workshop presented by “Bug Man” or “Bug...
lego-building-competition-2015Use your super construction skills to create a Lego masterpiece at Kiama Library! When : Tuesday 6th January or Wednesday...
are-you-eager-for-the-reading-clubThe Library's Summer Reading Club - starts at Kiama Library on Monday 15th December. Reading logs will be available at the...
christmas-holidays-2014-5Kiama Library will be closed for Christmas Holidays from Thursday 25th December 2014 and will open in the new year Friday...
youth-summer-reading-club-2015These Christmas holidays, Kiama Library is celebrating youth, literature and summer with the Summer Reading Club: Youth...
baby-story-timeSongs, stories, rhymes and lots of fun when you join us for Baby Story Time every third Tuesday of the month (except January...
new-parents-home-library-serviceKiama Library has recognized a need within the community for our fantastic home library service to be offered to new...
like-us-and-we-ll-like-you-backCatch up with the Library as we socialise on the internet Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Google plus Twit with some...
fair-deal-for-public-librariesSupport the Community Funding Campaign in its efforts to increase funding for NSW Public Libraries. Read the facts, sign the...

Kiama Twits

Local History Images

Bombo Hill Looking South 1950's
Harbour Looking Towards Post Office 1916
Jamberoo Road Scene
Jamberoo Township 1951
Kiama Brighton Hotel view up Terralong St early 1950's
Kiama Grand Hotel circa 1920
Kiama Harbour 1880's
Kiama Landscapes Bombo Quarry 1880's
Kiama New Brighton Hotel 1940's
Post Office 1910's
Post Office Corner 1872 when Market Square

Latest History

fire-services-in-kiamaThe first call for the establishment of a Kiama Fire Brigade was made in 1878. Nothing further was done until 1888, when a...
march-to-freedomThe "Rat-a-tat-tat" of the side drum and the "skirl" of the pipes announced the khaki passengers of the three train on...
kiama-lighthouseFrom the cedar felling days of the 1830s, sea transport had been of major importance to the district. Vessels of all kinds...
boat-harbour-store-gerringong-s-first-post-officeIf so, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it's probably the oldest surviving commercial building in Gerringong....
boat-harbour-poolsThe popular pool we all enjoy at Boat Harbour was actually the second of three pools to be constructed in the...
gerringong-hotelsAlthough the Governor in January 1846, ‘was pleased to declare Jerringong, Kiama and Dapto places at which beer may be...

library-newsletterJoin our Newsletter and keep up with what's happening.

Library Facebook

Social Web

See what I've pinned on Historypin

 1Pinterest-trans

 1facebook-trans

 flickr-trans

 twitter-social-web

 googleplus-trans

 you-tube

Kiama Contact

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

DayHours
 Thu 9.30 - 12.30 :: 1.30 - 4.30