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NSW - WOLLONGONG

The area of Woollongong was originally inhabited by the Dharwal (or Turuwal) Indigenous Australians.

There are many conflicting reports about what the name Woollongong means: "sound of the sea" in the local Aboriginal language, although other explanations have been offered, such as "great feast of fish", "hard ground near water", "song of the sea", "sound of the waves", "many snakes" and "five islands".

Now, Woollongong is affectionately known as "the Gong", a city with a long history of mining and industry, the "City of Innovation" as tagged by local government.

Wollongong is noted for its numerous surfing beaches as well as one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere, the Nan Tien Temple.

STUDY IN WOLLONGONG AT:
• UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

ABOUT WOLLONGONG

  • 82 km south of Sydney
  • Population of 284,000
  • The University of Woollongong has 22,000 students.


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