Places

Listed below are brief descptions and histories of places throughout the Illawarra that are historically significant to the area.
The entries in this section are the result of research enquiries received by the Illawarra Historical Society.  They do not seek to be exhaustive but serve as a quick reference.  Where possible indications are provided to further sources. 

Lake Illawarra
Sandon Point
Andrew Lysaght Park

Want to do your own research?
Finding information about historically significant places of Illawarra requires the use of multiple sources. A good place to start is the Local Studies collections of the Wollongong Central Library. The collection is located on level 1.

Wollongong Central Library
41 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
Telephone: 02 4227 7414

Details of the Local Studies Library are available online: http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/services/pages/localhistoryinformation.aspx

 

Other useful resources:

Illawarra Images :  http://mylibrary.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/PIC/BSEARCH

Illawarra Index :  http://mylibrary.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/PIC/BSEARCH

Trove (National Library of Australia) :  http://trove.nla.gov.au/

University of Wollongong Archives : http://www.library.uow.edu.au/archives/index.html

The Illawarra Historical Society has limited capacity to respond to enquiries about heritage buildings and sites.  You are welcome to send your enquiries to info@illawarramuseum.com or on our Contact Us page.


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