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Immerse yourself in the stories of Bondi

Explore the true-life stories that connect people with each other and the city with the sea. Welcome to Bondi Story Room, an interactive digital exhibition of Bondi’s many wonders.

There are thousands of stories where the city meets the sea. Stories about people, community and belonging. Stories about legends living and gone, memories made and milestones celebrated. Welcome to Bondi Story Room.

The Story Room is an interactive digital exhibition telling the story of notable people, places and events of Bondi’s past. Created in collaboration with the local community, the Gujaga Foundation, and numerous local organisations, and crafted by award-winning technologists and storytellers Grumpy Sailor, this evergreen exhibition is designed to help you get lost in the Bondi story.

Explore chronicles of original Indigenous peoples, the birth of surf lifesaving, female pioneers, waves of migration, surf legends, early settlers and major events that have woven their way into the rich history of this place. You are invited to navigate the fascinating narratives that have shaped Bondi and to tell your stories as we continue to write and share our history.


The Bondi Story Room is located on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible and is presented at a wheelchair friendly height with a variable interactive zone for users.

Some content is translated into Spanish, French and Mandarin accessed via smartphone and a QR code.

The space is fully compatible with zoom, luminosity, and audio screen readers accessed via smartphones and QR code.

Includes a tactile element for partially sighted people to explore the mural.

Visitors with sound sensitivities are advised that The Bondi Story room does include an immersive soundscape. The room has a quieter time from 2-3pm daily.

Share your story

Did your grandfather drive the Bondi tram? Was your neighbour a surfing legend? Maybe your aunty was Miss Bondi or simply added to the culture of our community?

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