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 Kiama Lighthouse
From the cedar felling days of the 1830s, sea transport had been of major importance to the district. Vessels of all kinds sheltered in the bay to load timber then wheat and dairy produce, and later... 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 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 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...

IMAGE Gerringong's Original Golf Club - Werri Beach
Following the tradition of that noble game played at St. Andrews, you select a beautiful seaside location and build a Golf Course. Well, what better place on the N.S.W. South Coast to do so than... 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...

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