Welcome to Illawarra Remembers

As the 100 year anniversary of the Great War approaches many institutions are expanding their online collections and digitising items that relate to 1914-1918.

Scan and Share days

2013 saw a number of scan and share days held for the Illawarra Remembers project. Each scan day was extremely successful and received very well by the local community who contributed greatly to the project.

Waratah March

According to an article found in the Shoalhaven Telegraph (1 May 1918), a visual recording of the Waratah March was taken at Wollongong.

The article states: ‘“The Waratahs Route March,” as taken at Wollongong, will also be screened [at Nowra School of Arts Pictures];…”

If anyone has any information about this screening, please contact Wollongong City Libraries.


Tracing your War Ancestors and Family History resources


Program Highlights:
• Chasing your Military Ancestors in the NSW State Archives - Gail Davis, Senior Archivist State Records
• For the love of Will : Researching a family World War I love story and the experience of writing the family history story - Wendy Nunan, Family Historian and Author
• Finding Family history resources at the NSW State Library, including WWI diaries - Kathi Spinks, NSW State Library
• Illawarra Remembers Project - Marisa O'Connor, Wollongong City Library

Launch of Illawarra Remembers project

15 April 2013 Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery OAM launches the Library’s World War I project ‘Illawarra Remembers’. Above photograph is of guest speaker Peter Poulton AM, President of the Illawarra Centenary of Anzac Committee. Other speakers included Neroli Blakeman, Wollongong Central Library Manager, Dr Glenn Mitchell (University of Wollongong), Bernard de Broglio (Mosman Library) and Terry Bugg (Illawarra Family History Group)

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