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 name for more information and to listen to their story.

Don Bath

Click here to listen to Don’s story.




Dot Craig

Click here to listen to Dot’s story.



Margery Gilleland

Click here to listen Margery’s story.



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Jim and Roma Bates

Click here to listen to Jim and Roma’s story.



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Kevin and Patsy Grew

Click here to listen to Kevin and Patsy’s story.




Mollie Armstrong

Click here to listen to Mollie’s story.



Elaine Wilton

Click here to listen to Elaine’s story.




Ashley Hay

Click here to listen to Ashley’s story.




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