Kiama has some wonderful older public buildings. Photo 4 above is Kiama Presbyterian Church (1863). We’ll look at some other buildings over the next few days. Meanwhile, visit and enjoy the excellent Kiamalocalhistory’s Weblog.
After Bombo the line enters a single track tunnel and emerges at around 3 above. The photos at 3 and 4 were taken in the afternoon on the way back to Wollongong but I have sequenced them to fit arrival from Wollongong.
1. Bombo (Kiama) Cemetery from the morning train.
2. Kiama seen soon before entering the tunnel.
3. Emerging from the tunnel.
4. Crossing the main street into Kiama Station
Surely one of the most picturesque train routes in NSW! Just to remind you how close the line goes to the sea:
Now here is another place that has changed, though these photos focus on what hasn’t changed so much. Fact is though that what was comparatively unspoiled in 1970, when a colleague from Dapto High lived by the river in Minnamurra where there were some great parties held and skinny sipping feasible, is very much suburban as “Kiama Downs”. Between Minnamurra and Kiama the railway runs very close to the sea.
The Tasman Sea
On Monday 13 August I took the train from Wollongong down south to Kiama – around 40-45 minutes. See Excursion to Kiama today. This begins a series on that very picturesque journey, one of the joys of this area.
Mount Kembla through the window as we pass through Unanderra.
The destination – taken in the afternoon on the way back.
View from the train window as it crosses the main street in Kiama before entering a tunnel and emerging to…
Bombo Beach from the Wollongong-bound afternoon train.
This post is also my theme month entry for January.
As you may see on My Second Decade I have a 60+ years association with Shellharbour, 120+ years in terms of the family. Here is Shellharbour as I remember it from childhood.
Here it is today:
Historical photographs of Shellharbour are from the magnificent Shellharbour Images Collection.