Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as Organ, MK, History and heritage: change and adaptation, in Barkley, GP (ed), Illawarra Visions - Collections of the University of Wollongong, University of Wollongong and Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, 2000, 38p.


Nestled at the base of the Illawarra Escarpment, in the shadow of Mount Keira and Bert Flugelman's winged monument to flight, the University of Wollongong central campus is constantly reminded of the power of nature and the unique sense of place which exists in this most picturesque part of Australia. Located at a geographical point of convergence between the mountains and the sea, nature is everywhere and obvious, despite the ever encroaching evidence of man and machine. As a seat of learning and focus for research and the implementation of new technologies in the 21st century, the University of Wollongong is ever mindful of the history and heritage of the region in which it operates and continues to flourish.