Austinmer Stories

The Austinmer Project began in 2011 as an Australia Street Company initiative which sought to document the suburb’s social and cultural history through digital recordings of resident and visitor recollections.

The project is ongoing and currently a collaborative effort between Wollongong City Libraries and Sue Boaden.

Click on the residents’ names or photos for more information and to listen to their stories.

Val Mahoney

Val has lived in Austinmer since 1957 and has memories of the community and the shops in Moore Street.

Listen to Val’s story here.


Ashley Hay

Listen to Ashley’s story here.

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Elaine Wilton

Listen to Elaine’s story here.

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Mollie Armstrong

Listen to Mollie’s story here.

Kevin & Patsy Grew

Listen to Kevin and Patsy’s story here.

Jim & Roma Bates

Listen to Jim and Roma’s story here.

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Margery Gilleland

Listen to Margery’s story here.

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Dot Craig

Listen to Dot’s story here.

Don Bath Sept 2014

Don Bath

Listen to Don’s story here.