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At our April 2015 meeting John Shipp of the Illawarra Historical Society spoke of the project with the University of to digitise their Bulletins - here is the link to the list of links to their Bulletins : 1945 - 2014
Do you have a connection to the Illawarra area of New South Wales?
Need help tracking down your ancestors?
Whether you live locally, interstate or overseas the Illawarra Family History Group can help you.
We have an extensive collection of resources and experienced members who specialise in Illawarra family history.
Let us do the research for you. We may already have the answers you are looking for.
Prospective members and visitors are welcome at meetings which are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, except January, in the Old Wollongong Court House, corner of Harbour Street and Cliff Road, Wollongong NSW 2500. Or drop into the Family History area of the Wollongong City Library Reference Section (Burelli St Wollongong) on Wednesdays and Fridays -from 9.30am till 12.30pm - when our member volunteers are available to help with your queries.
Deferred to 2015! Sandra Pires of Why Documentaries (Pig Iron Bob Documentary) was coming to talk to us at our October meeting - about their upcoming project : 200 Stories for 200 Years to commemorate the Bicentenary of European Settlement in the Illawarra - Sandra is seen here with one of her interviewees : Lance Brown who is 104 years "not out" and as sharp as a tack ! Lance remembers his Uncle Mannie Polglase returning from WW1 in late 1918 at Bulli Railway Station and riding on the running boards of the car that took Mannie home to Farrell Rd Bulli. Do you have a story to share with Sandra too ?
To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Wollongong City Libraries, and its partners, have developed an innovative on-line resource which is now live - Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918 . It includes information and photographs that tell the stories of the Illawarra's brave men and women who went to war in 1914-1918. This resource will continue to grow, as members of the community add stories and photographs of their relatives in WW1.
The official launch, by Wollongong City Council Deputy Lord Mayor Chris Connor, was held on September 25 2014, at 10am at Wollongong City Council Building, Level 9 Function Room. Over 100 people attended, including Illawarra Family History Group's Terry Bugg, Susannah Cavill and Kerrie Anne Christian. Marisa O'Connor indicated that Wollongong City Library would be conducting workshops to help community members learn how to use the Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918, and then how to upload their own families' WW1 stories.
We need your help.
Please share treasures from your family's history for this period. The project partners continue to collect & record stories, as well as scanning photographs and original documents.