The links below lead to short biographies of people who contributed to the development of Wollongong. 
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.   Click on the red text for more information.

A - B
C - D
E - F
G - H
I - J - K
L - M
N - O
P - Q - R
S - T
U - V - W
X - Y - Z

Want to do your own research?
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 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:


Other useful resources:

Illawarra Family History Group :

Illawarra Images :

Illawarra Index :

Trove (National Library of Australia) :

University of Wollongong Archives :


The Illawarra Historical Society has limited capacity to respond to enquiries.  You are welcome to send your enquiries to or on our Contact Us page.

Have we missed someone? Contact us.