Research Resources

There are many organisations and Internet sites that can provide information about Illawarra history and heritage.  The pre-eminent resource is the Wollongong City Library, Local Studies collection.
The collection is located on level 1, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong.  Telephone : 02 4227 7414


Local history articles published in the Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin have been digitised by the University of Wollongong Library.  The full-text versions of the articles are hosted by the University.

The link below will take you to the University site where you can search the Society's Bulletins from 1945 to 2014.


Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin Articles on local topics published 1945-2014
Heritage Tales from the Illawarra Articles written by journalist, Michelle Hoctor
Joseph Davis Wide range of articles on local topics particularly the northern suburbs
Michael Organ Collection of articles and other sources compiled by local historian
Trove (National Library of Australia) Index to publications, images and other information resources contained in Australian libraries.
Timeless Wollongong Articles written for the Wollongong Advertiser by historian, Carol Herben.
Trove Newspapers Index to articles in newspapers throughout Australia
University of Wollongong Archives Provides access to a wide variety of resources relating to Illawarra.
IMAGES Online articles relating to a wide range of historical topics particularly relating to the northern suburbs.
Dapto History in Photos Historic and contemporary images of Dapto and surrounds
Lost Wollongong Community website providing access to historical and contemporary images of Illawarra
Illawarra Coal History of coal mines and mining in Illawarra
Mt Kembla Website of Mt Kembla Mining Heritage Inc
Mining & Metallurgy Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Illawarra
Family History Illawarra Family History website
Migration Website of the Illawarra Migration Heritage Project
World War 1 Images and information about soldiers from Illawarra who enlisted in World War I
Helensburgh Website of the Helensburgh & District Historical Society
Northern Illawarra Articles written by local historian, Mick Roberts
Port Kembla Historical and general information about Port Kembla
Shellharbour Local Environmental Plans Includes list of buildings and places on the Shellharbour City Council environmental heritage register
Wollongong Local Environmental Plans Includes list of buildings and places on the Wollongong City Council environmental heritage register