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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




Illawarra Stories


Len Leffley was a retired legendary local coal miner who has a dedicated page on ABC Open featuring stories he had written about his life. He was interviewed about his experience in 1949, when he confronted Prime Minster Ben Chifley about the coal miners’ strike. From that time he was closely watched by ASIO. Len also wrote songs about the local area.




SCARF Stories 2


SCARF is an independent, community-focused and not-for-profit organisation that supports humanitarian refugee entrants to rebuild their lives in Wollongong and the Illawarra. Many people in the SCARF community have stories of unimaginable hardship and loss. But we also hear stories of resilience, hope, and triumph, as well as experiences and anecdotes from across the spectrum of life.



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