Local Records in our library


  • Scarborough General Cemetery (headstones & burial register).
  • Helensburgh General Cemetery (headstones, burial register and registry office records).
  • Bulli General Cemetery (headstones & burial register).
  • St Augustine's Cemetery Bulli (headstones).
  • Corrimal Catholic Cemetery (headstones).
  • Woonona Presbyterian Cemetery (headstones).
  • Wollongong General Cemetery (headstones & burial register).
  • Wollongong Wesleyan-Presbyterian Cemetery (included with Wollongong General).
  • Berkeley Pioneer Cemetery (headstones).
  • Mt Kembla - Windy Gully Cemetery (headstones).
  • Mt Kembla Church of England Cemetery (headstones).
  • St Luke's Brownsville Cemetery (headstones).
  • West Dapto Roman Catholic Cemetery (headstones & burial register).
  • Kembla Grange Cemetery (Old cemetery - headstones & some Presbyterian burials).
  • Gerringong General Cemetery (headstones).
Church Records
Various Illawarra church records covering various time periods, dependent on the availability from the particular church. Generally speaking, this covers the area Wollongong to Kiama and for some early periods down to the Shoalhaven and up through the northern suburbs.
  • St Michael's Wollongong (microfilm - Wollongong Library material).
  • St Luke's Brownsville (microfiche).
  • Christ Church Kiama.
  • St Francis Xavier's Wollongong.
  • St Paul's Albion Park.
  • Sts Peter & Paul Kiama (microfiche)
  • St Paul's Albion Park.
  • Index to Births, Deaths, Marriages etc in Illawarra Mercury 1901-1930.
  • Index to Kiama Independent.
Other Records
  • Wollongong Council Chronological Burial Register 1967-1990.
  • Illawarra Remembers (War Honour Rolls of the Illawarra).
  • Rankins Funeral Records 1963-70 (restricted access).
  • Shellharbour Council Valuation Books 1876-80, 1880-85; 1911-13, 1914-16,1917-19,1920-22,1923-25,1926-28 (East Ward).
  • Index to Kiama Court Records 1852-1863 plus the microfilm of the records..
Wollongong Library also has local newspapers - Illawarra Mercury, Kiama Independent, South Coast Argus / South Coast Times plus a few short lived papers on microfilm.