Kiama holding scanathon of WWI images

As the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I approaches, Kiama Library is inviting the community to bring in family heirlooms to be photographed or scanned and added to a new online resource which is being developed here.

A “scanathon” of images, postcards, documents, diaries or personal mementoes relating to WWI will take place at Kiama Library on Tuesday, September 10 from 2pm-5pm.

The Illawarra Remembers project is a joint partnership between Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong councils, the University of Wollongong, the Illawarra Family History Group, the state government and the Library Council of NSW. 

The online collection will be launched to mark the centenary of World War I and will be linked to resources at the State Library of NSW and the Australian War Memorial.

The Illawarra Remembers blog houses engaging stories relating to World War I in the Illawarra and South Coast areas.

For further information contact Ken Donnellan, information services librarian at Kiama Library on 4233 1133 or email kend@kiama.nsw.gov.au.

A procession up Terralong Street during World War I.

A procession up Terralong Street during World War I.