Wollongong Heritage and Stories

New Experiences in a New Land

Tucked away in the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, is the site of one of Wollongong's…

The Lost Village of Sherbrooke

Formerly known as Bulli Mountain, the village of Sherbrooke existed for only around 30 years, before…

Aboriginal Fish trap

Aboriginal people have been living in the Illawarra region and managing their environment for at…

Living and Working With the Environment

Life in rural Australia was one of hard work, adapting to the surroundings and making do with what…

We Lived Our Lives by the Whistle

Many mines had a boiler plant to supply the steam engines of the mine. A steam powered whistle…

Lunch Crib

Life down the mine presented miners with all sorts of daily challenges. One of them was how to stop…

Shining a Light

Mining for coal by hand and underground is a dirty enough job without doing it in complete darkness.…

Surf Life Saving on the Illawarra Coast

At the end of the 19th century, as the popularity of surf bathing increased, by-laws in place since…

Bellambi Lighthouse Lamp

The Bellambi Coal Co. Ltd. erected a beacon light on the shoreline at Bellambi Point in 1913. The…

NRMA J Van

As motor vehicles became more affordable and people began to move further from their homes for…

Victor motorcycle

Motorcylces grew in popularity at the start of the 20th century and many people built their own.…

Life In Australia

Since white settlement in 1788, migrants have come from all over the world to populate our island…