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IMAGE Antrim Theatre
Have you ever parked yourself on the wall behind the apartment block in Manning Street to watch the football on the oval?  Sitting on this spot 80 years ago, you would most likely have been... Read More...

IMAGE History of Photography
Photographic art was introduced to Kiama in the 1860s by travelling photographers who used the wet plate method. The first permanent photographic studio was begun by the James Brothers who opened... Read More...

IMAGE Traffic and motor cars
Kiama saw its first motor vehicle on 11th August 1902 and although the driver was on their way to Bega from Sydney, he had an untimely end to his journey at Broughton Village. Running over an... Read More...

IMAGE The Great Fire
In the early hours of Sunday morning, 1st October, 1899, a fire broke out that was to be the most extensive and destructive fire that had ever visited the township of Kiama and would change the face... Read More...

IMAGE Tram to Nowhere
Kiama’s first basalt quarry was at Pike’s Hill on the western fringe of town. The extraction and transport of the rock was a very labour intensive process. After the stone was blasted... Read More...

IMAGE Quarrying in the Kiama District
The basalt rock of the district was initially used for fences and buildings. Notable basalt buildings are the old Kiama Infants School at Black Beach, the Anglican Christ Church and the Kiama... Read More...

Upcoming events

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...
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...
my-favourite-place-photography-competition1Enter the Kiama Library Photography competition with a recent photo about your favourite place. The theme is: "My Favourite...
story-time-expressHow many books can we read in 60 minutes? Selected readers will be available to read to you. You choose what we read from a...
jim-eames-author-talkFriends of Kiama Library welcome Gerringong author Jim Eames who will talking about his book, "Taking to the Skies" :...
wrap-with-love-knit-in1On Thursday August 7th, Kiama Librarywill be hosting a Knit In event for the Wrap With Love charity. The library is inviting...
book-sculpture-competition For Book Week this year, Kiama Library is challenging residents to get creative. Slice, dice, fold and morph an old book...
new-parents-home-library-serviceKiama Library has recognized a need within the community for our fantastic home library service to be offered to new...
winter-reading-challengeIt’s Simple!!!! Grab a reading log from the library and choose 10 leaf activities to complete - then attach them to...
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...

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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 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 @

Gerringong Hours

 Thu 9.30 - 12.30 :: 1.30 - 4.30