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 Debutante Balls
Debutante balls were a regular occurrence throughout Australia and were held by the churches and other local organisations, along with the other balls and dances that made up the social calendar of... Read More...

IMAGE Gerringong's Original Golf Club - Werri Beach
Following the tradition of that noble game played at St. Andrews, you select a beautiful seaside location and build a Golf Course. Well, what better place on the N.S.W. South Coast to do so than... Read More...

IMAGE Foxground
Foxground was originally known as "The Flying Foxes Camping Ground". It is a scenic valley, north of Berry, surrounded by mountains. Curries Hill to the east, Saddleback on the north-east, Jamberoo... Read More...

IMAGE Gerringong Hotels
Although the Governor in January 1846, ‘was pleased to declare Jerringong, Kiama and Dapto places at which beer may be sold in quantities not less than two gallons’ and again four years... 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...

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...

Upcoming events

author-talk-karen-viggarsKaren Viggers is a wildlife veterinarian and best selling author talking about  "Finding Stories in Australian...
important-changes-to-catalogueAs of the 1st of July 2015, Eurobodalla Library Services consisting of Moruya, Narooma and Bateman’s Bay Libraries...
national-simultaneous-story-timeNational Simultaneous Story Time on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at 10.30 am. National Simultaneous Story Time is an annual...
anzac-dayKiama Library will be closed on Saturday the 25th April for the ANZAC Day public holiday. We will be open Monday 27th April...
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...
interested-in-local-historyKiama Library has a great set of resources to assist those interested in the local history of the area as well as students...
kaleidoscope-of-kiamaKiama Library held a very successful exhibition for the Kiama Council 150th anniversary celebrations in August 2009, showing...

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

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...
gerringong-s-original-golf-club-werri-beachFollowing the tradition of that noble game played at St. Andrews, you select a beautiful seaside location and build a Golf...

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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

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 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

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 Thu 9.30 - 12.30 :: 1.30 - 4.30