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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 Gerringong Co-Operative Dairy Society
The dairy industry has always been an important part of this district but in the early days, dairy farmers had to milk, manufacture and market their own produce. Due to a lack of suitable transport,... 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 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 Kiama Post Office
When the first Post Office opened in Kiama on 1st January 1841 there was no official Post Office building, instead, being located in a premises on Michael Hindmarsh’s allotment in Shoalhaven... 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...

Upcoming events

international-games-day-2014All over the globe, libraries are holding simultaneous gaming events! Come and celebrate @ Kiama Library. Minecraft Hunger...
are-you-in-the-kiama-girls-choirThe Library is putting out a call to anyone who can recognise the girls from Kiama Girls Choir circa 1974. Contact us if you...
author-talk-echoes-of-irelandEx Kiama teacher, museum curator and Canberra historian and author Dr Richard Reid will be talking about Kiama, Australia...
storytime-comes-to-gerringongThe Teddy Bears Picnic @ Gerringong Library created some interest, even though the weather was inclement. Therefore, we...
toddler-talesSing songs, share rhymes and play word games. Sessions run for 30 minutes and will include a simple...
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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...
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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