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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
16th November 2018
Reference:   65786
Placename:   Wollongong
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 2nd April 1976
Previous Name:   Town of Wollongong
GNB File:   GNB5727
LGA:   Wollongong
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 25 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 53 30
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 25 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 53 34
Topographic Map:   Wollongong
1:100000 Map:   Wollongong 9029
Parish:   Wollongong
County:   Camden
Description:   A City about 4.5 km SE by E of Keira Trig. Station and about 4.5 km SSW of Towradgi Point.
Meaning:   Also: Woolyungah - meaning five islands. (Anthropological Society of Australasia 1899). Also: probably Dharawal Aboriginal in origin and is said to mean 'sound of the sea', but no linguistic evidence for this. (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   Aboriginal. From: Wol-Lon-Yuh signifying sound of surf. Name means 'sound of the sea'. (The City of Greater Wollongong). Also: see; the monster comes! (McCarthy; 1963).
History:   Formerly Dharawal Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992). Name recorded by Thomas Mitchell in 1834. (Appleton; 1992).
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