Figtree & Unanderra Stories

Everyone has a story. Listen to the memories of local residents as they recount their experiences of living in the Figtree and Unanderra areas.

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

Annette Williams Profile ImageAnnette Williams

Annette Williams gives a history of her heritage home ‘Nudjia’ in Unanderra which her family have owned for close to 70 years.


Listen to Annette’s story here.


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Robert Duncan

Robert was born in Unanderra and has lived in the area all his life. He remembers the region when it was undeveloped and discusses the ways of life of the early twentieth century.

Listen to Robert’s story here.


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Joan & Ron Cairns

Joan and Ron have lived most of their lives in the Wollongong area. Ron worked in a number of mines as an electrical engineer and Joan was employed in the Wollongong telephone exchange.

Listen to their story here.


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Flo & Kath McNamara

Flo and Kath both grew up at the small settlement of Cordeaux River and remember their busy family life as orchardists.

Listen to their story here.


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

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