Located in the south of Sydney, Australia, the coast line of Wollongong consists of beaches and a number of rock pools. Wollongong is a city set in the region of Illawarra of New South Wales, Australia, and the city was known by the name “The Gong”.
The area of the city stands at 572.2 km2 living on its land, according to 2018 ‘ statistics, a population reached in number to about 295,889 divided into five main ancestries nominated as follows: English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and Italian.
The origin word for Wollongong is woolyungah, which relates to five islands. A number of Illawarra’s Traditional Custodians directed the early European settlers, accompanied with their livestock, down the sweeps in 1815.
The city is famous for its heavy industry in having ancient history concerning coal mining, in addition to industry. So the port of the city is energetic as the physical location of the port is unique occupying a plain which is in a shape of narrow coast set between consecutive chain of surf beaches and the downhill of Illawarra sweeps saturated by rainforest.
It is a nice place to live in as it has marvelous beaches having easy access. Favourite places in the city would be like Wollongong City Beach which is located in a 5 – minute drive from the city, Beach Cove and Bellmore Basin that can be reached in a 7 - minute drive.
Coal storages were documented firstly by the Navigator George Bass in 1797. The coal mines have been found in a great deal in the region. A huge blast was taken place in 1902 at the Mount Kembla mine in which 100 men and some children were killed. That was the worst coal mining incidents as the region have hosted a lot of coalmines.