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IMAGE History of Kiama Library
The first mention of a library in Kiama appears around 1857, with reference to the Kiama Literary and Debating Society. This organisation had the honour of being not only the oldest Society in the... Read More...

IMAGE The Library Fig and other trees
The fig tree (Ficus macrophylla) is just as much of a symbol of the Kiama District as the Norfolk Pines (Araucaria heterophylla) that line the coastline. Before the cedar getters came to the... Read More...

IMAGE Red cedar
Red cedar (Toona ciliata) was known as red gold amongst the first Europeans who ventured into the Illawarra and Shoalhaven districts. In the early days of the new colony of NSW it was important to... Read More...

IMAGE No room at the Inn – or how Lloyd Rees came to paint at Gerringong
The summer of 1939, artist Lloyd Rees, his wife Marjory, and son Alan, aged five, were holidaying in the Southern Highlands. They decided to move to the coast, as it was so hot, and drove down to... 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 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...

Upcoming events

lego-family-build-nightBuild some Lego together with all the family in a free open-build Lego night at Kiama Library! When : Tuesday September...
toddler-talesSing songs, share rhymes and play word games. Sessions run for 30 minutes and will include a simple...
my-publishing-journeyIntroducing New Local Writers Clayton Comber, Catherine McKinnon and Christine Paice.   Clayton...
working-with-yarnKiama Knitter's Guild presents  "Working with Yarn", a knitting and yarn workshop for children. Where : Kiama...
teddy-bears-picnicHelp us celebrate the reopening of Gerringong Library by bringing your favourite teddy to a special Storytime! When :...
mystery-craft Craft! Craft! Craft! Mystery craft activities using pots, paper, cards, scissors and glue When : Wednesday 24th September...
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...
where-s-wally-1He's here at Kiama Library for some fun and games for those children who are up for it! So what are you waiting for? Start...
teen-movie-nightsIn preparation for our HSC Lock In in early October, we're asking local teens to volunteer to come into the library to watch...
deb-hunt-author-talkThis is the story of what happens when you finally ditch your life-long dreams of romance, only to discover that reality is...

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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...

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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

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