Illawarra has a rich built and natural heritage. It includes individual houses, public buildings, industrial sites and the natural environment. Some heritage buildings and places have disappeared; others have been altered significantly while others remain unrecognised.
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.
|Port Kembla Masonic Temple|
|Port Kembla Post Office|
|Cricketer's Arms Hotel|
|Smith’s Hill Fort|
|St Michael's Anglican Cathedral|
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 Coal: www.illawarracoal.com
Wollongong Local Environment Plans: www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/development/regulations/pages/lep.aspx
Illawarra Images : 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Contact Us page.
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