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 Boat Harbour Pools
The popular pool we all enjoy at Boat Harbour was actually the second of three pools to be constructed in the vicinity. First Ladies Pool: In February, 1894, Miss J. Hindmarsh wrote to the NSW... 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 Sporting History
From the very early days of settlement, sport has played an important part in community life in the Kiama area. The first recorded sporting event was held on 27th January, 1846, when Menzies of... Read More...

IMAGE Radar Station No 18
On the 7 November, 1941, one month before the attack on Pearl Harbour, the RAAF was given full responsibility for Australia’s ground-based early warning radar operations. From this date and... 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...

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...

Upcoming events

    • Book reviews

      Book reviewsWe all love a good book and enjoy the opportunity to share a great read with friends. Kiama Library would love to hear about the books you have enjoyed or thought about and are happy to publish...

    • A real treasure Trove

      A real treasure TroveTrove is a discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or...

    • Image donations

      Image donationsWe are always keen to recieve donations of images not already held in our collection. Be they of people or places or events, we welcome any anything about the Kiama District. If you wish to share your...

    • Like us, and we'll like you back

      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 real twits, Check out Flickr for images Pinterest for our shares History on ...

    • Interested in Local History?

      Interested in Local History?Kiama Library has a great set of resources to assist those interested in the local history of the area as well as students needing information for their assignments. Have a look at "Mystery...

    • New Parents Home Library Service

      New Parents Home Library ServiceKiama Library has recognized a need within the community for our fantastic home library service to be offered to new parents. If you have just welcomed the arrival of a new baby and are finding it...

    • Increase state funding for public libraries

      Increase state funding for public librariesJan Barham MLC, Legislative Council, NSW Parliament House, has created a petition to increase funding to public libraries. Funding of public libraries is essential to maintain a vibrant and...

    • Friday Flicks

      Friday FlicksOur next Friday Flicks free movie screening will be on Friday February 19th at 3pm probably finishing around 4.45pm. Ages 15+, places strictly limited so reserve your seats on (02) 4233 1133....

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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

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