The Society endeavours to facilitate access to information on history and heritage topics related to the City of Wollongong local government area. The Society tries not to duplicate the work of other organisations or individuals.
Finding information 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: https://wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/explore-our-past/local-studies
The Wollongong City Library catalogue includes access to a wide range of local history resources : Home | Wollongong City Libraries (spydus.com)
In addition to information contained in the subject categories below, articles published in the Society Bulletin between 1945 and 2014 are available through the University of Wollongong Research Online service: https://archivesonline.uow.edu.au/nodes/view/13327
The subject categories below provide access to information from the Society's museum collection or the results of research undertaken to answer enquiries. New information willbe added as it comes available.
The Illawarra Historical Society has limited capacity to respond to enquiries. You are welcome to send your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Contact Us page.
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The Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin has been published since 1945. The Bulletin has been digitised by the University of Wollongong Library which hosts full-text versions of articles. The URL below will take you to the University site where you can search the Society's Bulletins - http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihsbulletin
Other useful resources are listed on our RESEARCH RESOURCES page