image galleries

Image galleries

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1960 Kiama Springtime Festival

The spring festival is no longer held in Kiama, but these images show a time of community pride and creativity.

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1950's and 1960's gallery

This gallery shows historical images of Kiama from the 1950s and 1960s

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Stone walls

One of the main features of the Kiama District are the stone walls. Made by hand and covering many kilometres, the stone walls are still in use today and occassionally, new sections are built. Thomas Newing Snr. built most of the stone walls found in the district. According to Thomas Jnr., Thomas Newing laboured on continuously for more that half a century, working for eight hours a day, six days a week.

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Houses of Kiama

Kiama has many historic houses in the district. This collection shows some of them.

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A pictorial history of Kiama township

A pictorial history of Kiama township 1848 to 1959

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Abraham Lincolne's sketchbook

Abraham Lincolne was a sketcher, writer, farmer and stock agent. He came to New South Wales in 1838 where he rented Fig Tree Farm at Jamberoo.

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Aerial photos of Kiama

Wollongong photographer, Barry Smith took a number of aerial photos of Kiama during 1997-1998, which were donated to the library.

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Amazing Animals 2015

Amazing Animals 2015 Photographic Competition brought an intriguing collection of pets (and pests) from the community. Enjoy the animals found in Kiama and district.

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Antrim Theatre

The Antrim Theatre was built in 1921 and provide the people of Kiama with a cinema the same quality found in Sydney. The Antrim was also a very popular location for many community activities such as school speech and presentation nights, parades, concerts and balls. The Antrim was reputed to have the largest dance floor outside Sydney at the time it was built and had a total seating capacity of 999.

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Barnard Collection

Barnard Collection

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Gerringong district

Gerringong has an interesting history and a dramatically changing township. This image gallery is full of surprises.

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Henry Holden, Kiama Photographer

Henry Holden established himself as a professional photographer in Kiama who took many recognisable photographs of the district with it's people and places.

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Gallery of Schools

These are some historical photographs of the school photos in the Kiama region.

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Bombo Quarry

Bombo Quarry has supplied basalt for rail ballast since 1880. This collection of photos gives a very good idea of what the quarry was like.

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Jamberoo Town

A collection of historical images and the township of Jamberoo.

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Brighton Hotel

The Brighton Hotel, Kiama. The Steam Packet Hotel was licensed in 1842 on this site, and in 1905 The Brighton was extended and incorporated the Steam Packet site into the renovations. The Brighton Hotel closed in 1980.

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Collins, Terralong & Minnamurra Streets

Collins, Terralong and Minnamurra Streets are all main thoroughfares in Kiama. This collection shows comparisons between today and yesteryear.

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Daisy the Cow

Daisy the Cow was born in 1991. These photos show the very beginning.

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Daisy the Cow - Firestation

Daisy is located at the Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre in Terralong Street, Kiama and is ‘out on show’ whenever an exhibition is open at the centre.

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Daisy the Cow - Picowsso

Daisy the Cow dressed up with a Picasso theme.

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Faces in the Street Photo Competition

"Faces in the Street" was the theme for the Kiama Library 2010 photo competition. This is a collection of the entries to the competition.

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Fisher Collection

The Fisher Collection.

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Gallery of Beaches

These are some historical photographs of some of the beaches in the Kiama region.

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Gallery of buildings

This is a collection of photographs of some of the historical buildings in the Kiama region.

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Gallery of Kiama Harbour

Some historical photos of Kiama Harbour and Blowhole Point.

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Gallery of Kiama Town 2005

Some photos of the buildings in Kiama in 2005.

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Gallery of Landscapes

Some landscapes views in and around the Kiama & Gerringong region.

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Gallery of People

A collection of historical photos of people who helped form the Kiama region.

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Gallery of Rail in Kiama District

Some photos of the South Coast railway line through Kiama and also of the quarry rail lines through Kiama in the early days.

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Gallery of Towns

A collection of early photos of Jamberoo, Gerringong, Kiama & Minnamurra.

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Geoff Reedy Collection

Geoff Reedy (d. 2016) was an amateur photographer who lived in Jamberoo. He photographed a variety of buildings and scenes that makes his collection interesting to peruse.

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Gosling Collection

Gosling Collection

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Kiama & Jamberoo CBD Layout

Some historical maps of the Kiama CBD layout from 1865, 1899 and 1932. There is also an early street map of Jamberoo.

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Kiama Historical Photos

Kiama Library is building its collection of images from the Kiama district. These images portray Kiama at a time when its population was small in the early days of development.

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Kiama Hospital

Kiama Hospital has had an integral and intimate role to play in the growth and development of the Kiama District.

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Kiama Municipality Floods 2011

There was some wide spread flooding around the Municipality during March 2011. This is a collection of some of the photos the local residents took of floodwaters.

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Maps and Plans

Some historical maps of Kiama, Gerringong & the surrounding district.

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"My Favourite Place" Photography competition

A collection of entries from the "My favourite place" photography competition the Library held in 2014.

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"My Place" Photo competition

A collection of entries from the "My place" photography competition the Library held in 2011.

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O'Keefe Collection

O'Keefe Collection. A collection of historical photos from Kiama.

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Recruitment Marches Gallery

At the beginning of WWI, the Southern Waratahs March was one method used to recruit soldiers to war. This a collection of photos freedom of the freedom marches.

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Smillie Collection

A collection of images of transport in the Kiama in the late 1960's from the Smillie collection.

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Southern Cross Flight

On 11th January 1933, Kingsford Smith's plane took of from Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa for New Plymouth, New Zealand.

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Surf Beach and Club

Surf Beach and Surf Club is one of the major tourist attractions in the district.

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The Emery Collection

The Emery collection

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The Wilson Collection

The Wilson collection

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Then and Now: A comparison

Then and Now: A comparison

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Threads Photo Competition

Threads Photo Competition

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Water Photo Competition 2013

Water Photo Competition 2013