Publications

The Society promotes Illawarra history through its publications. 

Copies of the Society’s publications are available in person from the Museum at 11 Market St, Wollongong during opening hours.

If you are unable to visit us, you can contact us by post ( PO Box 241, Wollongong 2520) or email ( info@illawarramuseum.com) and we will arrange to send them to you.  Postal and handling charges apply for books sent by mail. We will advise you of the cost before sending the items.

In association with the University of Wollongong Library, the Societty is making available digital versions of many of its publications.  Available digital publications are highlighted in red and are freely available for download.

The Society is extremely grateful to the University of Wollongong Library for their investment and commitment in making available local history publications.

Books Author Price
BUILDINGS
Illawarra Sketchbook Beale, E (1980) $3.00 29 sketches of heritage sites in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama
Twentieth Century Architecture in Wollongong Irving, R (2001) $20.00
CEMETERIES - MEMORIALS
Pioneer Park Fleming, A (1962) $2.00
Wollongong Rest Park at Globe Lane and Burelli Street with an account of the memorials therein Fleming, A (1975) $2.00 Andrew's Fountain (Boer War); Mt Kembla Disaster Memorial; Stephen Best Memorial; Burelli St
EDUCATION
Wollongong’s National School 1840-1884 – The First in Australia 1840-1884 Osborne, F (2009) $2.00 Sectarian opposition to public education
ENTERTAINMENT
Gauffered Velour 1897-1994 Parkinson, R (1995) $15.00 History of motion picture exhibition and picture theatres in the Illawarra
GENERAL HISTORY
Garden of New South Wales 1770-1900 Cousins, A (1994) $20.00 History of the Illawarra & Shoalhaven districts,
Growing Up in Illawarra Mitchell, W & Sherington, G (1984) $3.00
Illawarra Historical Society Inc : 60th anniversary commemorative issue Herben, C (2004) $3.00
Two Hundred Facts about Historic Illawarra 1770-1970 Shaw, H (1970) $3.00 Miscellaneous facts from Illawarra history
HARBOURS and SHIPPING
Brighton Beach Fleming, A (1969) out of print download available
Port of Wollongong 1815-1948 Gardiner-Garden, C (1975) $3.00 History of Wollongong and its harbour
White towers : the Illawarra Lighthouses 1872-1939 Fleming, A & Herben, C (2001) $6.00 Wollongong and Kiama lighthouses
Wollongong Pilot Service 1840-1857 Fleming, A (1975) $2.00 Postscript to the life and death of William Edwards, "Pilot of this Port', 1850-67
HEALTH
Albert Memorial Hospital 1864-1908 Fleming, A (1964) $3.00 Wollongong’s first hospital
INDUSTRY
History of the Land for the Port Kembla Steelworks D. Reynolds $2.00
Old Dapto Smelting Works 1893-1907 O’Malley, P (1968) $2.00 Copper smelters at Kanahooka
Pioneer Kerosene Works at American Creek 1849-1948 Fleming, A (1976) $2.00 Mt Kembla
Swept under the Carpet – Cement Works at Port Kembla Reynolds, D (2003) $3.00
PIONEERS - EXPLORERS
Alick Osborne and the Adam Lodge 1831-1837 Osborne, F $3.00 A study in British emigration 1831-1837 based on an Illawarra family
Backhouse & Walker in Illawarra & Shoalhaven 1836 1836 Beale, E, Mitchell, W & Organ, M (1991) $8.00 Diary extracts of tour of Illawarra by James Backhouse and James Walker
Boat People of the 1830s – Assisted Immigration to NSW 1830-1839 Osborne, F (2002) $3.00 NSW bounty immigration scheme
Captain Waldron Deceased 1834 McDonald, W (1972) $3.00 Killing of Charles Waldron by Mary Maloney and Sarah McGregor at 'Spring Hill', Wollongong
Cornelius O'Brien : Pioneer of Bulli King, N (1965 $3.00
Earliest Illawarra : by its Explorers and Pioneers 1770-1836 McDonald, W (1979) $2.00 James Cook, Bass & Flinders; early settlers
First Five Land Grantees and their Grants in the Illawarra 1816 Dowd, B (!977) $2.00 Land grants to Richard Brooks, George Johnston, Andrew Allan, Robert Jenkins and David Allan
First-Footers : Bass and Flinders in Illawarra, 1796-1797 1796- McDonald, W (1975) $2.00 George Bass and Matthew Flinders exploration
Lawrence Hargrave of Stanwell Park 1850-1915 McDonald, W (1974) $2.00 A sketch of his life and work
Murder at the Hell Hole1826 McDonald, W (1966) out of print download available
Octogenarian Remembers Robertson, J (1998) $2.00
Osbornes in Early Illawarra Osborne, F (2000) $2.00
Paulsgrove Diary : Illawarra 1833-1834 McDonald, W (1988) $5.00 Mt Keira Estate
Paulsgrove Illawarra 1825-1836 Neate, L (2010) $40.00 Mt Keira Estate
Reminiscences of Illawarra 1894-1895 Stewart, A (1987) $5.00
Surveyors, Settlers and Land Grants in Illawarra 1815-1817 Osborne, F (2000) out of print
POLITICS - GOVERNMENT
Illawarra District Council 1843-1858 Fleming, A (1970) $3.00 Account of the first attempt at local government in the Illawarra
In re a Gentleman, one : the rise and fall of Francis Woodward, sometime M.L.A. for Illawarra 1846-1905 McDonald, W (1972) $2.00 Biography of Francis Woodward and his land and other investments
ROADS
Illawarra Toll-bars, Kiama and Russell Vale 1844-1881 Fleming, A (1966) $2.00
Old Market Square : Historic Heart of Wollongong 1816-1968 Fleming, A (1978) $2.00 Includes details of the establishment and use of the Square as well as the surrounding properties
Oldest Road 1818-1979 McDonald, W (1979) $2.00 Location of the earliest road down the escarpment south of Bulli Pass
SPORT -RECREATION
International Aboriginal Cricketers v. Illawarra 1867 Fleming, A (1968) $2.00 Record of the grand cricket matches played at Wollongong
SUBURBS - LOCALITIES
Berkeley and Surrounding Districts Barwick-Hooke, K (1988) $35.00
Black Diamonds : History of Bulli District, New South Wales Bayley, W (1989) $15.00
Coming of Faith at Mt Kembla in the 1960s : a personal story Stone, K (2006) $2.00
History of Austinmer and Robert Marsh Westmacott King, N (1962) out of print download available
History of Berkeley 1816-1963 Barwick, K (1978) $2.00
History of the Land for the Port Kembla Steelworks Reynolds, D $2.00
Illawarra Toll-bars, Kiama and Russell Vale Fleming, A (1966) $2.00
Nineteenth-century Dapto : notes on the History of Dapto and its Neighbourhood 1816-1900 McDonald, W (1976) $3.00 Land owners, early residents, buildings, roads and industries of Dapto and its neighbourhood
Old Dapto Smelting Works 1893-1907 O’Malley, P (1968) $2.00 Copper smelter at Kanahooka
Paulsgrove Diary : Illawarra 1833-1834 McDonald, W (1988) $5.00 Mt Keira Estate
Paulsgrove Illawarra 1825-1836 Neate, L (2010) $40.00 Mt Keira Estate
Pioneer Kerosene Works at American Creek 1849-1948 Fleming, A (1976) $2.00 Mt Kembla
Profile History of Mt Kembla Stone, K (2002) $5.00
Railways of West Dapto Reynolds, D (2001) $3.00
Story of Austinmer 1867-1967 King, N (1967) out of print download available
Swept under the Carpet – Cement Works at Port Kembla Reynolds, D (2003) $3.00
TRANSPORT
Illawarra Mountain Railway 1880-1970 Jacobson, F (1977) $3.00 Railway line from Unanderra to Moss Vale
Railway History in Illawarra Singleton, C (1984) $3.00
Railways of West Dapto Reynolds, D (2001) $3.00