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Traditional Custodians of Illawarra Land

Local communities of Aboriginal people were the original inhabitants and Traditional Custodians of Illawarra Land. Their dialect is a variant of the Dharawal language. Before European settlement, the Aboriginal people of the region lived in small family groups with complicated social structures and close associations with specific areas. Suburb boundaries do not reflect the cultural boundaries of the local Aboriginal community. Traditional Custodians today are descendants of the original inhabitants and have ongoing spiritual and cultural ties to the Land and waterways where their ancestors lived.


North Wollongong - Timeline

Guns bearing the date 1872 were installed on Smiths Hill (Local cuttings file)
Coke Ovens being erected east of railway line near Mount Pleasant tramway (Illawarra Index)
1926 - 1927
Fairy Creek (Bode's) Bridge over Fairy Creek on Flinders Street (Princes Highway) was built by the RTA (Local cuttings file)
North Wollongong Surf Pavilion opened 3 October (Illawarra Index)
North Wollongong Telephone Exchange to open 20 June (Illawarra Index)
Puckey homestead on the northern shore of Fairy Creek vandalised and subsequently demolished (Illawarra Index)
Bridge over Fairy Creek on Squires Road completed (Illawarra Index)
Council approved subdivision of 63 acres of land at Fairy Meadow (now North Wollongong) - 44 acres west of Squires Way for hostel site; 19 acres on the east (near Puckey's Estate) transferred to council and zoned Open Space Recreation Reserve (Illawarra Index)
Electrical warning system designed to avert drowning tragedies at Fairy Creek installed (Illawarra Index)
Official opening of YMCA residential centre, Illawarra House, on Princes Highway (Illawarra Index)
George Hanley Drive named to honour Alderman George Hanley (Illawarra Index)
International House, the residential complex for students, opened (Illawarra Index)
Illawarra Retirement Trust opened new units, Matthew Flinders Court (formerly Noah's Motor Inn) (Illawarra Index)
Northbeach International Hotel opened (Local cuttings file)
Smiths Hill Fort (Battery Park) restoration officially opened by Stewart West (Local cuttings file)
Storm Aid concert held in Stuart Park to raise awareness and money for flood damage sustained in the Illawarra in August (Illawarra Index)
Lagoon Seafood Restaurant at Stuart Park destroyed by fire (Illawarra Index)
Cragmar Complex in Flinders Street demolished (Local cuttings file)
North Wollongong Railway Station upgraded and refurbished (Illawarra Mercury)
Unveiling of statue at North Wollongong beach (Illawarra Images)
Official opening of the first buildngs on Innovation Campus (Illawarra Index)
Boundary change to include Innovation Campus within the suburb of North Wollongong (Local cuttings file)
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