17 fascinating Illawarra pictures dating back to 1892

The Illawarra Mercury recently gifted its massive photo archive to Wollongong City Library.

The collection consists of 25 four-drawer filing cabinets filled with photos, plus more than 200 boxes of negatives dating from 1962.

Flick through the gallery for a sample of this fascinating visual record of the Illawarra.

Can you identify any of these local faces?

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