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wollongong hereitage and stories

In conjunction with the 2016 Heritage Festival, Wollongong City Council has created an online resource called Wollongong Heritage & Stories. It acknowledges the amazing objects and stories unearthed in our local museums and collections. What stories are waiting to be unearthed in your community? How have old stories been rediscovered for new generations? From extinct species to forotten byways, what’s waiting to be rediscovered?

Browse through the website and discover the history of Wollongong and your Heritage.



Where Lies Beauty


Where Lies Beauty charts the history of Wentworth Street, Port Kembla, and its sites of architectural beauty through the words of the people who have lived, loved and worked among its bricks and mortar.

A project by Anne-Louise Rentell




Len Liffley


Len Liffley was a retired, local, legendary coal miner and writer who has his own page on ABC Open with stories he has written about his life. He was interviewed about his experience in 1949, when he confronted Prime Minister Ben Chifley about the coal miner’s strike. From then he was closely watched by ASIO. He has also written songs about the local area.

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