Koonawarra, New South Wales

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Koonawarra
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Koonawarra
Coordinates 34°30.1′S150°48.5′E / 34.5017°S 150.8083°E / -34.5017; 150.8083 Coordinates: 34°30.1′S150°48.5′E / 34.5017°S 150.8083°E / -34.5017; 150.8083
Population3,667 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2530
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Suburbs around Koonawarra:
Dapto Kanahooka Kanahooka
Dapto Koonawarra Lake Illawarra
Dapto Yallah Lake Illawarra

Koonawarra is a suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the western shore of Lake Illawarra. Koonawarra, or Exmouth, as it was then called, was one of the first five land grants located in the Illawarra. It was a grant of 1300 acres made to Richard Brooks in 1817. The grant faced Lake Illawarra and extended from Brook's Creek to Mullet Creek. Koonawarra was the aboriginal name for the area. "Exmouth" was later secured by Henry Osborne and became part of his central Illawarra estate, extending from Macquarie Rivulet to Mullet Creek, and from Lake Illawarra to the mountains. The name Koonawarra is from the aboriginal word "gkoonawarra" meaning "a high point of land with smooth, round stones". The word has also been said to mean "swan".

Wollongong City in New South Wales, Australia

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Koonawarra (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg