People

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

http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/services/pages/localhistoryinformation.aspx

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 MP (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

Other resources related to Illawarra people include:

Illawarra Family History Grouphttp://illawarrafhg.blogspot.com.au/

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

Illawarra Indexhttp://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