Who remembers when Wollongong looked like this?

FLIP THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE for a trip down the Illawarra’s memory lane.

These iconic photos from the Lost Wollongong archives remind us of a simpler time. When food trucks drove down our streets, drive-in cinemas were all the rage and kids played on equipment they could properly hurt themselves on.

Other photos show us what we’ve lost (beloved ice creameries, those pink arches in the mall we loved to hate); and gained (major roads and bridges that made life so much easier).

Then there’s the snapshots that remind you that the more things change in the Gong, the more they stay the same. 

For more gems from the past, visit Lost Wollongong’s Facebook page.

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