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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 Gerringong Speedway
The first motor vehicle to ever pass through Kiama was 11 August 1902. Although the driver was on their way from Sydney to Bega, they had an untimely end to the journey at Broughton Village. Running... 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...

IMAGE Holiday Fun
In November 1887, people gathered to watch Charles Jackson known as the ‘Australian Blondin’ walked across a tightrope, which was strung across the Blowhole.  He had 3 attempts but... Read More...

IMAGE Pilot’s cottage
With the departure in 1978 of AW Triffit, the last pilot to live there, the Kiama Pilot’s Cottage was left vacant until the Kiama and District Historical Society took over the cottage as its... 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...

Upcoming events

public-holidayKiama Library will be closed on Monday the 6th October for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. We will be open Tuesday 7th...
toddler-talesSing songs, share rhymes and play word games. Sessions run for 30 minutes and will include a simple...
hsc-lock-inThe doors will be locked. Mobile phones will be silenced. Kiama Library is hosting a Lock In for school students! The...
my-favourite-place-photography-competition1Enter the Kiama Library Photography competition with a recent photo about your favourite place. The theme is: "My Favourite...
minecraft-hunger-gamesTributes, come and battle at Kiama Library in the Minecraft Hunger Games Survival Games mod and see who has the odds in...
lego-family-build-nightBuild some Lego together with all the family in a free open-build Lego night at Kiama Library! When : Tuesday September...
working-with-yarnKiama Knitter's Guild presents  "Working with Yarn", a knitting and yarn workshop for children. Where : Kiama...
mystery-craft Craft! Craft! Craft! Mystery craft activities using pots, paper, cards, scissors and glue When : Wednesday 24th September...
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...
where-s-wally-1He's here at Kiama Library for some fun and games for those children who are up for it! So what are you waiting for? Start...

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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 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