Finding information about people who have contributed to the history of Illawarra requires the use of multiple sources. A good place to start is the Local Studies collections of the Wollongong City Library


Details of the Local Studies Library are available online

The collection is located on level 1, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong. Telephone: 02 4227 7414


Listed below are short biographies of people who contributed to the development of Illawarra

DAVIES, William Henry (1883-1956) Member for Wollongong (1917-1949); Member for Cunningham (1949-1956)
DAVISON, Robert (1809-1868) Wollongong businessman 1839-1843
McINTYRE, Kenneth Owen (1942-1969) Awarded the Albert Medal for saving a life at sea
VICKERY, Ebenezer Frank (1880-1970) Vision for a model village at Coalcliff
VINING, Jay Joseph (1850-1932) Dapto storekeeper
WISEMAN, William John (1842-1922) Wollongong businessman and civic leader

Other resources related to Illawarra people include:

Illawarra Family History Group

Illawarra Images

Illawarra Index

Trove (National Library of Australia)

University of Wollongong Archives :