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Shellharbour
WollongongNew South Wales
Sharbour1.JPG
View of Shell Harbour
Population: 3,304[1]
Postcode: 2529
Coordinates: 34°35′S 150°52′E / 34.583°S 150.867°E / -34.583; 150.867Coordinates: 34°35′S 150°52′E / 34.583°S 150.867°E / -34.583; 150.867
Property Value: AUD $434,000 (2009)
LGA: City of Shellharbour
State District: Shellharbour
Federal Division: Throsby
Suburbs around Shellharbour:
Barrack Heights, Blackbutt Barrack Point
Flinders Shellharbour
Flinders Shell Cove

Shellharbour is a southern beachside suburb of Wollongong, located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It also gives its name to the Local Government Area, City of Shellharbour.

The suburb is centred on the small recreational harbour named Shell Harbour. It has two main beaches, Shellharbour Beach, which runs to Barrack Point and Shellharbour South Beach, which runs toward Bass Point.

Shellharbour is undergoing extensive development with many new retail outlets and units being constructed. The main street is Addison Street, with many sidewalk cafés and shops, running through the town and ending with the Ocean Beach Hotel opposite the harbour. Adjacent to the harbour is the Beverley Whitfield saltwater swimming pool and across from the Shellharbour Beach facilities is the Beverley Whitfield park, containing the Tom "Scout" Whilloughby cricket oval.

The area was inhabited by indigenous Australians for thousands of years. European habitation began from about 1817 onwards[2]. Shellharbour was originally known as Yerrowah and later as Peterborough.[3]

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References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Shellharbour (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC15236&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-03-16.  
  2. ^ "Our History". Shellharbour City Council. http://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/default.aspx?WebPage=115. Retrieved 2008-03-16.  
  3. ^ "Shellharbour". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=TRqwXttLKW. Retrieved 2006-10-23.  
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