UOW Archives

The Archives team manage, preserve and provide access to physical and digital archival materials relating to:

  • the corporate and social history of UOW
  • materials of historical significance to the Illawarra region
  • materials of relevance to our teaching and research.

We offer collection expertise and provide reference support for our community, external institutions and bodies, and members of the public.

Archives Online

Our most popular collections easily visible and downloadable. Each digitised item, including images and documents, is shown in the highest quality detail, and audio/video can be played directly in your browser.

Explore Archives Online
A vintage photograph of Fairy Creek in the Illawarra
A colourised photograph of a church in Wollongong


ImageLink allows you to explore regional archival photograph collections using advanced visual technologies.

Young Bert Flugelman painting a portrait of a girl while standing in bushland

Online exhibitions

Our online exhibitions showcase recent and past historical exhibitions held at UOW Library, capturing the stories and experiences associated with them.

A black and white of young women standing in a line holding hockey sticks


Our Flickr organises images into collections and themes including the early University site, the Wollongong Teachers' College, important and influential people, and our recent UOW Library exhibitions.

Our physical collections

While our digitised collections showcase our online archives content, many of our collections still exist in physical formats in the Archives. Click through to browse the collections' online inventories.

Contact us

Appointments are available weekdays 9am - 5pm

02 4221 3543 uow-archives@uow.edu.au