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 Minnamurra Falls
The Minnamurra Falls has been a popular picnic spot since the 1870's and was known about since the earliest settlers and cedar getters. The Falls received their official name in 1896 when the Hon. J... Read More...

IMAGE Kiama; A brief history
Picturesque Kiama is known for the rolling green hills and dairy farms. Before settlement the area was covered in dense vegetation with the famed cedar as well as cabbage tree palms, sassafras,... Read More...

IMAGE Fry’s Cave, Kiama
Fry’s cave is a deep sea cave, cut into basalt on the coast, south east of Kiama, NSW. It lies south of Kendall’s beach, between Marsden Headland and the Little Blowhole. It is best... 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 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 We didn’t start the fire
On December 15th 1899, just two and a half months after the first devastating blaze another awful fire consumed a block of six shops in Terralong Street. These buildings had previously survived due... Read More...

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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

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