Mangerton, New South Wales

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Mangerton
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Mangerton
Coordinates 34°26′S150°52′E / 34.433°S 150.867°E / -34.433; 150.867 Coordinates: 34°26′S150°52′E / 34.433°S 150.867°E / -34.433; 150.867
Population 2,859 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2500
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Mangerton:
West Wollongong Wollongong
Figtree Mangerton Coniston
Mount Saint Thomas

Mangerton is an inner western suburb of the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Wollongong City in New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 68 kilometres (51 miles) south of central Sydney. Wollongong had an estimated urban population of 299,203 at June 2017, making it the third-largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth-largest city in Australia. The city's current Lord Mayor is Gordon Bradbery AM who was elected in 2018.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

Australia Country in Oceania

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Description

The suburb is mostly residential with the exception of a convenience store in its southwestern area, Apart from this is a small area of bushland atop the hill. The suburb has many two-storey homes. Elizabeth Street has been voted the "Best Street" in the past. Residents of Elizabeth Street often remind Wollongong locals of this fact. Mangerton is reached via sideroads from the Princes Highway and The Avenue.

Suburb Human settlement that is part of or near to a larger city

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U.S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, Canada, France, and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county.

Princes Highway highway in Australia

The Princes Highway is a major road in Australia, extending from Sydney to Adelaide via the coast through the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. It has a length of 1,941 kilometres (1,206 mi) or 1,898 kilometres (1,179 mi) via the former alignments of the highway, although these routes are slower and connections to the bypassed sections of the original route are poor in many cases.

Geography

Mount Mangerton is the name of the hill on which Mangerton resides mostly. The hill is part of the Mangerton hill mass which also incorporates Mount Saint Thomas, a lower peak, south of Mangerton, see Coniston. The hill has good views of Wollongong and is directly south of Wollongong Hospital on the northern Hospital Hill. The hillmass is the reason the railway and highway, on different sides, had to curve rather than go in a direct line to Unanderra.

Coniston, New South Wales Suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Coniston is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268.

Unanderra, New South Wales Suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Unanderra is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 10 km south-west of the Wollongong CBD. It is bordered to the west by Farmborough, Cordeaux Heights and Farmborough Heights in the Mount Kembla foothills, the north by Figtree, the east by Berkeley and Flagstaff Hill, site of the Nan Tien Temple, and the south by Kembla Grange.

History

The suburb was formerly known as 'Hospital Hill' because of its close vicinity to Wollongong's major hospital. Many of the doctors and their families lived in the suburb and to this day, the suburb remains home to many of the city's medical professionals.

The internationally famous music video director, Russell_Mulcahy grew up in Managerton.

Russell Mulcahy is an Australian film director. Mulcahy's work is recognisable by the use of fast cuts, tracking shots and use of glowing lights, "neo-noir" lighting, windblown drapery, and fans. He was one of the most prominent music video directors of the 1980s and he has also worked in television since the early 1990s.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mangerton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. Blue pencil.svg