This site is designed to be utilised by students and teachers wishing to learn more about the history of the Blue Mile in Wollongong. It contains historical information (including primary and secondary sources) on significant areas of the Blue Mile. Information is organised under the four categories: Defence, Government, Industry and Social as these categories cover the historical buildings and artefacts of The Blue Mile. These are the aspects which best cover/summarise the information available on this area, however, this website is subject to growth as more areas can be added...
The teachers' section contains information for an excursion along the Blue Mile , including pre and post excursion ideas and assessment strategies. These lessons will allow students to explore the Blue Mile Website and use the information discovered to create a variety of responses. Additional lesson ideas are also provided for teachers to use at any point in time. The teacher section contains detailed information and documentation relating to these aspects.
Want to know more or have any further enquiries? Here are some handy contacts to get you on your way.
Illawarra Museum (can be contacted for a tour)
Address: 11 Market St, Wollongong NSW, Australia 2500
Phone/Fax: 02 4228 7770
Museum Enquiries: 02 4283 2854
Museum Bookings: 02 4228 0158 or 0409 832 854
Hours: Thurs 12pm-3pm; Sat, Sun, Public Hols 1pm-4pm
Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise (further information on various aspects of the region)
Address: Club Secretary The Rotary Club Of Wollongong PO Box 14 Wollongong NSW 2520
General Enquiries: Betty Hassen MOB 0412451010 Webmaster: RC Illawarra Sunrise
Wollongong City Library (access resources for further research)
Address: 41 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2500
Phone: 02 4227 7428
Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-8.30pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm
National Trust Office (non-government organisation committed to conserving local heritage)
Address: Cnr Cliff Rd & Harbour St, Harbour St, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2500
Phone: 02 4227 4614