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.

Don Bath

Listen to Don’s story here.




Dot Craig

Listen to Dot’s story here.



Margery Gilleland

Listen to Margery’s story here.



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Jim & Roma Bates

Listen to Jim and Roma’s story here.



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Kevin & Patsy Grew

Listen to Kevin and Patsy’s story here.




Mollie Armstrong

Listen to Mollie’s story here.



Elaine Wilton

Listen to Elaine’s story here.




Ashley Hay

Listen to Ashley’s story here.




This is an ongoing project and we welcome your contribution. If you are interested in sharing your recollections of Austinmer please contact us.