The Illawarra Historical Society has a large collection of photographs and other images. Many of the images have been copied and included in the Local Studies collection maintained by the Wollongong City Library. These images are available online via the library catalogue. [https://wollongong.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME].
Google Wollongong City Library and select Online Collections and then Catalogue
To access the image database, select Illawarra Images from the dropdown menu under SEARCH CATALOGUE in the top right corner
There are several other sources for images of people, places and events relating to Illawarra including:
Dapto History in Photos
Trove (National Library of Australia)
University of Wollongong Archives