A range of community and chess related links that may be of interest to you.
Wollongong Chess Club: our closest chess club, meets 7pm Tuesdays in Balgownie
Wilton community facebook page: local news and goss
Playing chess online
There are many sites for this, my favourites are:
Gameknot provides daily puzzles, tactics, choose your own speed games, all free.
Chess.com has a large user base, also runs as an app. Also free.
World chess federation (FIDE) for ratings, news, rules.
A history and information about Staunton Chess sets
Interested in composing or solving chess puzzles? Try ozpuzzles.
Chess as art – visualise how the computer thinks
and how Chess is represented through art (some 400 paintings!) is here