Delve into our rich historical collection of images, documents and oral histories from the Kiama area.
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Our most recent tour that will guide you through the many places in Kiama that were important in the life of Charmian Clift. Charmian was born in Kiama in 1923 and spent all of her childhood years here in 'North Kiama'. She was the youngest of three children, Margaret & Barre were her siblings. Her father, Syd Clift was the resident engineer at the NSW Railway Commissioners quarry on Bombo Headland. Charmian's writings were inspired and influenced by her carefree childhood in Kiama, and the unique surrounding landscape that made up 'North Kiama'.