Joe Wah Gow

Arrived in Australia from the village of Long Tou Wan in Canton China in the late 1890s. He first settled in Cairns, Queensland and then moved to Wollongong in 1911.…

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Charlie Ameera Box

Arrived in Australia in 1890s at the age of 17 from a village in India. He could not write or read in his native language and never learned to read…

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Phineas Beatus

A Polish Jew born in 1830 in Kalisz, Poland. His family’s social and financial position was well-established, however Poland was not a sovereign country and punishment and repression under Russian…

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Conrad Heininger

The history of Dapto’s first Butchers’ Shop can be traced back to August 1855 when 13 year old Conrad Heininger and his family arrived in Sydney from Germany.

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John Radeski

In 1938 the Wollongong Presbyterian community celebrated the opening of the new Saint Andrew’s Church.  A stained glass window was donated to the Church in dedication to William and Elizabeth…

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Joseph Marceau

Joseph Marceau was born on 24 January 1806 in St Jean, L’Acadie, Quebec, Canada.  He arrived in Australia on 25 February 1840.  Joseph was a farmer, resided in Dapto from…

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Ignacy Zlotkowski

Zlotkowski Heights may be remembered by some of the older citizens of Wollongong its currency is lost amongst many.  Zlotkowski Heights (near the bottom of Mt Keira) was named as…

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George Bertram Adams

Thursday 31st July 1902. George Bertram Adams (my great grandfather) 23 years of age, finished breakfast around 5.30am. Then strapping on his miners belt, with tucker tin attached, kissed Jane,…

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