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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 Pubs in the Kiama Municipality
The Inns and pubs of the early years in the municipality were important places to meet up in the community and they provided the first accommodation for travellers and new arrivals in town. When Dr... Read More...

IMAGE Eureka Quarry Tragedy
In April 2006, amongst the rugged landscape of an old quarry site, now the home of Kiama Leisure Centre and various sporting fields, an exciting theatrical event was staged. The production called... Read More...

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 Man crosses blowhole on tightrope
What was the most interesting thing you saw in Kiama during the summer holidays? In January 1889, residents and visitors were amazed to watch Charles Jackson walk across a tightrope, which was... Read More...

IMAGE No room at the Inn – or how Lloyd Rees came to paint at Gerringong
The summer of 1939, artist Lloyd Rees, his wife Marjory, and son Alan, aged five, were holidaying in the Southern Highlands. They decided to move to the coast, as it was so hot, and drove down to... Read More...

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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

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Address: 7 Railway Parade,
Kiama NSW 2533

PO Box 75,
Kiama NSW 2533

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Gerringong Contact

Gerringong Library

Address: Fern Street, (Town Hall)
Gerringong NSW 2534

PO Box 75,
Kiama NSW 2533

T: (02) 4234 2302
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 Thu 9.30 - 12.30 :: 1.30 - 4.30