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25 August - 3 October

Weekdays 9am to 5pm in the Library's Panizzi Room.

This exhibition draws on items from our archival collection, as well as local collections, to highlight the history of The Great War during its 100 year anniversary, in connection to locations across UOW Campus areas from Helensburgh to Bega and Moss Vale to the East Coast.

Special topic presentations will be held each Wednesday at 1pm throughout the exhibition, including:

Aug 27 Conscription campaigns: propaganda and oppositions Dr Glenn Mitchell, UOW School of History & Politics
Sep 3 Western Front Study Tours Assoc Prof John McQuilton, UOW School of History & Politics
Sep 19 Illawarra Remembers Project - Panel Discussion Terry Bugg, Illawarra Family History Group
Marissa O'Connor, Wollongong City Library
Susan Jones, UOW Archives
Sep 24 The War Experience at Home Dr Michael Molkentin
Oct 1 The Keiraville Honor Board - A Community Impact Case Study Dr Jen Roberts, UOW Associate Lecturer

Download the official programme [PDF]

19 June - 14 August

Wrap with Love

The 2014 Wrap with Love appeal has commenced with a view to create knitted squares to stitch as colourful wraps to support the needy in Australia and around the world.

Staff, students and the community are welcome to join us from 12:30-1:30pm on Thursday June 19, 2014 in the Panizzi Room and weekly thereafter through to August 14.

WHAT TO BRING: 4mm needles (if you have them), 8ply wool, or any type of knitting paraphernalia, plus a cuppa.

WHY? Because every square counts!

All are welcome. More information about Wrap with Love.

11 April - 8 May 2014

Collected, Connected, and Cut: Artists' Books Exhibition

10am - 4pm Monday to Friday & 12.30pm - 3.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Panizzi Room, Library

Free book construction demonstration each Wednesday during the exhibition, 12.15 - 1.45pm.

More information


9 June 2014

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The University of Wollongong Library has recently made available online historical film footage from the Royal Visit to Wollongong by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in February 1954.

More than 120,000 people lined the streets and enthusiastically greeted the young Queen and Prince during one of the greatest welcomes the City has imparted to a visitor.

The film was acquired from a local collector in January this year and has been digitised and made available to the public by the University of Wollongong Library.

The clip can be viewed on the UOW Library website, which also includes a ‘then and now’ view of the route taken through Wollongong by the Queen’s Royal procession, as well as historical images and newspaper reports.

1 May 2014

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UOW Library has partnered with the Wollongong City Council Libraries to make 98 years of the Illawarra Mercury available on line, with Council Library staff and University staff working together to digitise more than 60,000 pages of the Illawarra Mercury dated from 1856 to 1954.

Scanned copies of the paper held by the State Library of New South Wales are now freely available to search and download through the National Library of Australia’s TROVE database.

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Last reviewed: 20 August, 2014