contributorsKiama is a small district, but it has contributed many artists, business people, politicians, religious ministers and sports people and athletes to the state of NSW and to the nation.

This category displays all the known contributors to the history of the Kiama district.

 

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Alexander James Campbell

alexander campbellProfession :  NSW State Parliamentarian

Born  :  20/08/1846    Died  :  22/03/1926

Birth Place  :  Gerringong

Website  : 

Achievements  :  Served Seat of Kiama  from 17 Jul 1894 to 16 Jul 1904

References  : 

Parliamentary Record

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Alfred Percival Bullen

Alfred Percival BullenProfession :  Circus Proprietor

Born  :  1896    Died  :  1974

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia

Achievements  :  Operated Bullen's Circus till 1969

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

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Angus Cameron

angus cameronProfession :  NSW State Parliamentarian

Born  :  01/01/1847    Died  :  26/01/1896

Birth Place  :  Scotland

Website  : 

Achievements  :  Served Seat of Kiama  from 13 Jan 1887 to 19 Jan 1889

References  : 

Parliamentary Record

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Anita Larkin

Anita LarkinProfession :  Sculptor, feltmaking, bronze work, public art commissions

Born  :  1971    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Anita Larkin

Achievements  : Exhibited extensively across Australia, and internationally, Sculpture by the Sea.

References  :

International Sculpture Centre

 

Ann Sudmalis

ann sudmalis 1Profession : Politician

Born  :  16 September 1955  Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Milton

Website  :  Ann Sudmalis

Achievements  : Kiama Council Councillor 1996 to 2013; Federal Member for Gilmore 2013 - present

References  : 

Federal Parliament

 

Arthur Cousins

generic personProfession :  Author, Local Historian

Born  :  14 January 1866   Died  :  17 August 1960

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of "The Garden of New South Wales" and others

References  : 

University of Wollongong

Illawarra Historical Society

 

 

Ashton Sims

Ashton SimsProfession : Professional Rugby League Player,

Born  :  26th February, 1985   Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Sutherland

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Rugby League player, NSW State of Origin.

References  : 

Career Stats & Summary

Auguste Blackman

Auguste BlackmanProfession :  Artist, Painter

Born  :  12 April 1957   Died  :

Birth Place  :  Victoria

Website  :

Achievements  : Nationally renowned artist, son of Australian artist Charles Blackman.

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Bob Harrison

bob harrisonProfession : Waterside worker, politician

Born  :  19 September 1934 Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Goulburn

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 1986–1999

References  : 

NSW Parliament

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Brett Morris

brett MorrisProfession : Professional Rugby League Player,

Born  :  23 August 1986   Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Gerringong

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Rugby League player, NSW State of Origin and Australian International.

References  : 

Career Stats & Summary

 

Brian Peschler

Brian PetschlerProfession : Administrator, Politician

Born  :  ?? Died  :

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  : Mayor for Kiama 2012 - 2016

References  : 

 

Bruce Elder

elder bruceProfession :  Journalist, writer and commentator

Born  :  July 16, 1944    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Author of many Australian travel and history books, Director of Lifeline.

References  :

Trove

 

Bryan Cecil Fuller

generic personProfession :  Barrister

Born  :  17 August 1888   Died  :  23 March 1956

Birth Place  :  Dunmore

Website  :

Achievements  : Barrister, Presbyterian lay leader, tennis administrator

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Captain Charles Moore Stevenson

generic personProfession :  Soldier

Born  :  30 January, 1860   Died  :  11 February, 1909

Birth Place  :  Cavan, Ireland

Website  :

Achievements  :  Military commanding officer of E Comapny (Kiama) (1909)

References  : 

Trove

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Kiama Local History

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Catherine McKinnon

Catherine McKinnon Profession :  Dramaturg, Director, Author

Born  :  22 August 1958   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of "The Nearly Happy Family" and "Tilt"

References  : 

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Australianplays.org

 

Charles Edward Devenish Meares

generic personProfession :  Company manager

Born  :  17 November 1861   Died  :  14 November 1940

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Co-operative advocate, company manager, dairy industry leader, tennis administrator

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Charmian Clift

charmaine cliftProfession :  Writer, Essayist

Born  :  August 30, 1923    Died  :  July 8, 1969

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  : Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Author of over 10 books and a variety of essays.

References  :

Trove

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

Chrissie Paice

chrissie paiceProfession :  Poet, Writer, Editor

Born  :  22 Jul 1958    Died  : 

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  : Two collections of poetry: Mad Oaks and Staring At The Aral Sea. Her children's book, The Great Rock Whale,

References  :

International Sculpture Centre

Book review

 

Clayton Comber

clayton zane1Profession :  Writer, DJ, musician. (aka Clayton Zane)

Born  :  10 July 1983   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : Clayton Zaneyton Zane

Achievements  : Author of The Shooting Stars

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Con Mosckos

generic personProfession :  Restaurateur

Born  :  1894   Died  :  23 November 1948

Birth Place  :  Greece

Website  :

Achievements  : Proprietor of successful and well reknown restaurant business.

References  : 

Trove

 

 

Dan Palmer

dan palmerProfession :  Rugby Union player

Born  :  September 13, 1988,   Died  :  -

Birth Place  :  Shellharbour

Website  :

Achievements  : Junior Rugby Union player, Australian Rep 2012.

References  :  

Wikipedia

 

David Lindsay Dymock

David L DymockProfession :  Dairy Farmer

Born  :  1839   Died  :  6 August 1937

Birth Place  :  Scotland

Website  :

Achievements  :  Dairy Industry leader, Kiama Council alderman 1892 to July 1900

References  : 

Trove

Australian Dictionary of Biography

 

David Smith

generic personProfession :  Cedar Cutter

Born  :  1800    Died  :  13 December 1884

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  :  First White Settler in Kiama arrived in 1821

References  : 

Early Land Settlement in Illawarra 1804-1861 Ch 2.Early Land Settlement in Illawarra 1804-1861 Ch 2.

Dean Bowen

dean bowenProfession : Professional surfer

Born  :  12 December 1990 Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Gerroa

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Junior World Surf Champion 2010

References  : 

World Surf League

Don Cottee

generic personProfession :  Writer, Historian

Born  :  1948   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Terralong tracks, Kiama, Walking tracks of the Municipality of Kiama.

References  : 

National Library of Australia

 

 

 

Dorothy O'Keefe

dorothy okeefeProfession :  Writer, Historian

Born  :  1934   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Gone but not forgotten : a history of the Minnamurra Falls Valley and a family history, Snippets of history, A history of the Jamberoo Red Cross Branch, A history of Minnamurra rainforest : Budderoo National Park and A history of the Pheasant Ground and Knight's Hill.

References  : 

National Library of Australia

Kiama Independent

Kiama Independent

 

 

Dr Robert Menzies

generic personProfession :  Dairy Farmer and Medical Doctor

Born  :  25 April 1811   Died  :  20 January 1860

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  :  Built Minnamurra House and had successful dairy farm. Married to Maria.

References  : 

University of Wollongong (Michael Organ)

 

 

Dunc Gray

dunc grayProfession : Cyclist

Born  :  17 July 1906   Died  :  30 August 1996

Birth Place  :  Goulburn

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Olympic Cyclist (Gold Medal 1000m time trial 1932 Los Angeles)

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Eleanor Weston

generic womanProfession :  Charity worker

Born  :  ?  Died  :  1936

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Organising concerts for local charities and convalescing of returned servicemen

References  : 

 

Frank McCaffrey

Frank McCaffreyProfession :  Author, Farming

Born  :  2 February 1855   Died  : 1932

Birth Place  :  England

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of history of the Illawarra and diary cattle in New South Wales

References  : 

 

Gareth Grey

grey g oProfession :  Rugby union representative (1972)

Born  :  August 29, 1947   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Test caps 5

References  : 

Australia Rugby Union

 

 

 

Gareth Ward

gareth wardProfession : Politician

Born  :  1981 Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Gerringong

Website  :  Gareth Ward

Achievements  : Member for Kiama 2011 - present

References  : 

NSW Parliament

 

Geoff Shaw

geoff shawProfession :  Rugby union representative (1962)

Born  :  December 27, 1948   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Test caps 36 (15 as captain)

References  : 

Wikipedia

Herald Sun

Rugby.com

 

 

 

George Adams

george adamsProfession :  Publican

Born  :  14 March 1839    Died  :  23 September 1904

Birth Place  :  Sandon, Hertfordshire, England

Website  : Wikipedia

Achievements  :  Licencsee of Steam Packet Inn

AKA : George "Tattersalls" Adams

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Trove

George Lawrence Fuller

George Lawrence FullerProfession :  Shop keeper, Quarry owner.

Born  :  29 Nov 1832   Died  :  2 Sep 1917

Birth Place  :  Dunmore, Ireland

Website  :

Achievements  : Purchased and developed Dunmore. Donated generously to charities and Kiama hospital.

References  : 

 

George Mackie

George MackieProfession :  Presbyterian minister

Born  :  11 September 1833   Died  :  16 October 1908

Birth Place  :  Scotland

Website  :

Achievements  : Developed Presbyterian church in Illawarra

References  : 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

University of Wollongong

 

Gordon Streek

gordon streekProfession :  Writer, Playwright

Born  :  ???    Died  :  ???

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  :

Achievements  : Wrote the play "Wild"

References  : 

 

 

Graham Mackie

graham mackieProfession :  Historian

Born  :  ??  Died  :  ??

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of Blowhole point : my kind of icon, The chronology of Kiama 1770-2011 : from banks to bass to blue metal, butter, bathing & broadband.

References  : 

Kiama Independent

 

 

 

Grant Francis

grant francisProfession : Special Olympian

Born  :  ???  Died  :  

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Special Olympics Basketball competitor 2013

References  : 

Kiama Independent

Harman John Tarrant

harman tarrantProfession : Doctor, politician

Born  :  1 January 1844   Died  :  10 September 1900

Birth Place  :  Ireland

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  : Fourth State member for the seat of Kiama 1880—1887

References  : 

NSW Parliament

 

Harold Tuohy

harold tuohyProfession :  Surfer, Lawn Bowler, Tennis, Rugby League

Born  :  June 20 1918  Died  :  July 2012

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : 1942 saved two visitors from drowning at Surf Beach, active sportsman in many clubs.

References  : 

 AKA Harold "Googs" Tuohy

 Kiama Independent

 

Harry Sprintz OAM

harry sprintzProfession :  Architect, Author

Born  :  ???  Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ???

Website  : http://www.houzz.com.au/pro/harrysprintz/harry-sprintz?irs=US

Achievements  :  OAM

References  :

Tribute to Harry Spritz

 

 

Jack Gibson

jack gibsonProfession : Rugby League player and coach

Born  :  27 February 1929   Died  :  9 May 2008

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :  Wikipedia entry

Achievements  :  Rugby League player and coach.

References  : 

Career Stats & Summary

 

James C. Grant

james GrantProfession :  Rugby union representative (1962)

Born  :  22nd May, 1964   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Canowindra

Website  :

Achievements  : Test caps 4

References  : 

Wikipedia

Australia Rugby Union

 

 

 

James Colley

generic personProfession :  Politician

Born  :     Died  : 

Birth Place  :  ??

Website  : 

Achievements  :  First mayor of Kiama Municipal Council 1859

References  : 

Wikipedia

Trove

Jim Eames

Eames JimProfession :  Journalist, Writer

Born  :  4 June 1939   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Abury

Website  :

Achievements  : Author of The Country Undertaker and The Searchers

References  : 

Gerringong Gerroa website

 

 

Jim Muir Miller

miller james muirProfession :  Rugby union representative (1962)

Born  :  6 April 1939   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Kiama

Website  :

Achievements  : Played 7 tests for the Wallabies from

References  : 

Mosman Rugby Union

ESPN Sport

 

John Bloomfield

john bloomfieldProfession :  Surf lifesaver, Sports Administration & Sports Science

Born  :  12 December 1932   Died  : 

Birth Place  :  Greece

Website  :

Achievements  : 1951 won branch, state and Australian junior belt titles, author of many books pertaining to health and sport.

References  : 

Wikipedia

Kiama Independent

 

John Kinross

john kinrossProfession :  Presbyterian minister

Born  :  11 September 1833   Died  :  16 October 1908

Birth Place  :  Scotland

Website  :

Achievements  : Developed Presbyterian church in Illawarra

References  : 

National Library

Australianplays.org

Australian Dictionary of Biography

John Marks

john marksProfession :  Circus Proprietor

Born  :  24/11/1827   Died  :  03/03/1885

Birth Place  :  Ireland

Website  : Wikipedia

Achievements  :  Politician, cattle grazier, landowner and 'practical Agriculturist'. Built Terragong.

References  : 

Parliamentary Record

Australian Dictionary of Biography

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