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Who founded Wollongong?

The navigator George Bass first documented the Illawarra coal deposits in 1797. There have been many coalmines in the district. Australia’s worst coal mining disaster occurred in 1902, at the Mount Kembla mine when an explosion killed 94 men and boys, the youngest aged 14, the oldest 69.

What are Wollongong people called?

The area we know today as Wollongong was originally inhabited by the Dharawal people (also spelled Tarawal or Thuruwal).

How old is the University of Wollongong?

About 70 years (1951)
University of Wollongong, Wollongong campus/Age
Our history The University of Wollongong traces its origins to 1951 when a Division of the then New South Wales University of Technology was established in Wollongong.

Is Wollongong part of Sydney?

Wollongong is located just south of Sydney and the drive takes around 90min. You can catch the train from Sydney, which also takes around 90min. Accommodation options include modern hotels and serviced apartments, motels, cottages and holiday parks.

What council is Bulli?

Wollongong City Council
Bulli Beach | Wollongong City Council.

When did Wollongong became a city?

Wollongong Botanical Gardens, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong was founded as a village in 1816; its name is an Aboriginal word meaning “sound of the sea.” It became a town in 1843, a municipality in 1859, and a city in 1942.

What do you call a person from NSW?

It the oldest state in Australia and is sometimes called the “Premier State”. Of all Australian states, New South Wales has the most people. An inhabitant of New South Wales is referred to as a New South Welshman.

What do you call a person from Sydney?

Residents of the city are known as “Sydneysiders”.

What is the history of Wollongong?

Wollongong was founded as a village in 1816; its name is an Aboriginal word meaning “sound of the sea.” It became a town in 1843, a municipality in 1859, and a city in 1942. Wollongong is linked to Sydney (50 miles [80 km] north) by road and rail.

What is University of Wollongong known for?

The University has established an excellent reputation for teaching and learning across its five faculties; Business; Engineering and Information Sciences; Law, Humanities and the Arts; Science, Medicine and Health and Social Sciences.

What does Wollongong mean in Aboriginal?

The name Wollongong is said to originate from the Aboriginal word woolyungah, meaning five islands. Wollongong has a proud Aboriginal community that encourages everyone to learn about and celebrate local cultural traditions.

Is London bigger than Sydney?

Sydney’s size exceeds that of Greater London and roughly lines up with the London commuter belt, which has in total about 13 million inhabitants. Madrid’s metropolitan population is 6.5 million.

When was the city of Wollongong formed as a city?

This marked a new chapter in the story of our area. Our current local government area was established on 12 September 1947. It was originally called The City of Greater Wollongong, formed by the joining of the smaller councils of Wollongong, Central Illawarra, Bulli and Northern Illawarra.

Where does the University of Wollongong get its name?

The University of Wollongong has around 38,000 students and is internationally recognised. The name “Wollongong” is believed to mean “seas of the South” in the local Aboriginal language, Tharawal, referring to NSW’s Southern Coast.

Where are the Aboriginal people of Wollongong located?

Wollongong is the centre of the Wollongong Local Government Area. It includes the city’s central business district and the iconic Wollongong Harbour. Local communities of Aboriginal people were the original inhabitants and Traditional Custodians of Illawarra Land. Their dialect is a variant of the Dharawal language.

When was the first school built in Wollongong?

The earliest reference to Wollongong was in 1826, in a report written by John Oxley, about the local cedar industry. The area’s first school was established in 1833, and just one year later the Surveyor-General arrived from Sydney to lay out the township of Wollongong on property owned by Charles Throsby-Smith.