Explore Kiama's Past

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Explore Kiama's Past website

Explore our digital home of historic images, documents and oral histories from the Kiama area.

Find out about the people of the past who have helped make Kiama what it is today.

Search or browse photo albums of:

  • historic buildings
  • early settlers
  • prominent local families
  • local industry
  • schools, clubs and sporting teams.

View historic collections of postcards and subdivision maps.

Listen to oral histories from Kiama notables, such as Charmian Clift and Arthur Campbell.

Download The Names On the Wall, our book about the Gerringong soldiers who fought in World War I.

Read digitised copies of Council Minutes dating back to 1859.

Our local history archive is extensive and we are working hard to digitise and upload materials to our new platform.

What you see now is the tip of the iceberg, so if you can't find what you're after please contact us.

Copyright & how you may use images

Content on the 'Explore Kiama's Past' database is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

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In brief, you are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, with permission from Kiama Library.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — you must give appropriate credit and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests Kiama Library endorses you or your use.


You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material. 

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