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 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 The Kiama Jazz Club
When listening to records just wasn’t good enough, a group of friends under the inspiration of Dennis Koks, and all with a shared interest in jazz decided to work out how they could present... Read More...

IMAGE Hospital and health services
One of the first medical doctors in the Kiama area was Dr Menzies, who arrived in Australia in 1839, and came to Kiama, after a 6 day journey on horseback with his wife, from Sydney.  Mrs... 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 Jamberoo
The cedar getters were the first white people in the Jamberoo Valley, coming in as early as 1810, but it wasn’t until the land grants given out by Governors from the early 1820’s, that... Read More...

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...

Upcoming events

    • Adele Dumont: Author Talk

      Adele Dumont: Author TalkIn 2010 young Sydney-sider Adele Dumont began teaching English to men in immigration detention. Her students were men who had sacrificed all they knew for a chance to live in Australia. This unique...

    • HSC Lockin 2016

      HSC Lockin 2016We will be holding our annual Lock In study session for 2016 before the HSC exams. Free pizza, drink and an entire library to yourselves! When : Wednesday 5th October from 4pm to 8pm Pizza arrives...

    • HSC Help @ Kiama Library 2016

      HSC Help @ Kiama Library 2016This year, Kiama Library is hosting a day of lectures filled with exam tips and tutorials to support Illawarra HSC students. All events have limited spaces so bookings are essential! When : Monday...

    • Wrap with love Knit In 2016

      Wrap with love Knit In 2016Join us in knitting wool squares for charity! Yarn and needles are available, or bring in your own. All ages and skill levels welcome. When : Thursday 28th July 10.30-12am Free morning tea...

    • Breastfeeding Friendly Kiama Support Group

      Breastfeeding Friendly Kiama Support GroupBreastfeeding Friendly Kiama Support Group is facilitated by breastfeeding educators to provide advice, information and support. All welcome whether you are breastfeeding, expressing, fully or...

    • Friday Flicks

      Friday FlicksWelcome to Kiama Library's Friday Flicks where each movie is a mystery. Bookings for each event open the first of each respective month before screening. The title of each film will given when...

    • Wireless printing available

      Wireless printing availableWireless printing for public use is now available at the library. Either using online services or using an app to send your...

    • 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...

    • Storytime @ Gerringong

      Storytime @ GerringongGerringong library is having storytime on Thursdays. Suitable for preschoolers and toddlers First Thursday of the month. 2nd June, 7th July and 4th August. When  : 10:30am to 11.15am Free and no...

    • Working with yarn 2016

      Working with yarn 2016A knitting and yarn workshop presented by the Kiama Knitters Guild When :  Wednesday 6th July 10.00 am – 12 noon Cost : $2.00 per head For children aged 8 – 12 years All equipment supplied Bookings...

    • Lego Lake July 2016

      Lego Lake July 2016Dive into a lake of LEGO these school holidays! An evening of free build for young and old. Under 10s must be accompanied by a guardian When : Tuesday 5th July 6 - 7.30pm Where : Kiama Library Cost...

    • July holiday kids' movie

      July holiday kids' movieKiama Library will be showing a free kids' movie! A mystery movie is being shown during the school holidays Where : Family History Centre Auditorium When : Friday 8th July 3.00pm – 4.45pm Cost :...

    • Stunning Sand Art

      Stunning Sand ArtCome in and learn how to make some amazing sand art When :  Friday 15th July, 10.30 – 11.30 am Who :  Ages: 5-10 years Cost : $3.00 All equipment supplied Bookings essential so come in to the library to...

    • Winter Reading Challenge 2016

      Winter Reading Challenge 2016Grab a reading challenge sheet from the library or download from the library website. Complete the activities on the sheet, colour in the snowballs and stick them on to the snowman. Return your...

    • Zentangle Workshop

      Zentangle WorkshopCome and experience the joys and benefits Zentangle offers. Focus your attention and develop a relaxing, meditative practice whilst drawing. Follow the mindful, step-by-step process that is the...

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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