Welcome to Illawarra Stories, an oral history project of Wollongong City Libraries capturing people’s recollections of life in the Illawarra.
Using recordings of interviews the project aims to document the social and cultural history of the region through the voices of local residents and visitors. These interviews are facilitated by library staff and volunteers.
Locals bring to life the importance of their community through stories and build a picture that otherwise may be lost. This project will preserve the way people speak through voices, accents and vocabularies, creating a valuable record that can be accessed by educators, researchers, community groups and interested individuals. These are real people, with real stories.
Illawarra Stories is a new and growing collection of local history with new interviews being added continually. If you are interested in taking part in the project by sharing your memories of life in the Illawarra please contact us.
Copyright restrictions apply to all content on Illawarra Stories.