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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st September 2014
Reference:   24684
Placename:   Illawarra Range
Designation:   Range
Status:   Assigned 7th September 1973
Previous Name:   Illawarra Coast Range
LGA:   Wollongong
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 50 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 50 04
Topographic Map:   Robertson
1:100000 Map:   Wollongong 9029
Parish:   Wongawilli
County:   Camden
Description:   A lofty, precipitous mountain range, forming part of the eastern edge of the southern tableland, bounding the Illawarra district in the west, extends from the Cambewarra Range in the vicinity of Bellawongarah in a generally NNE direction for 92 km to intersect the sea coast 1 km S of Coalcliff. Brighton Head
Meaning:   Illa - `white clay`, warra - `hill`. (`Science of Man` journal, 22 June 1903, p. 72)
Origin:   ILLAWARRA contraction of aboriginal name Allowrie meaning 'where mountains look down on the sea'. (Infr. from (i) Two Hundred Years in Retrospect - Kurnell - Sutherland - Sutherland 1770 - 1970 Walker. P. 72. (ii) The Greater City of Wollongong P 4)
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