Shellharbour, New South Wales

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This article is about the Shellharbour suburb. For the LGA, see City of Shellharbour. For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Shellharbour.
New South Wales
Shellharbour looking North - c.1936 (16000268352).png
Aerial view of Shellharbour looking north c.1936
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
Population 3,304 (2006)
Established 1817
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
Region Illawarra
County Camden
Parish Terragong

Shellharbour (also known as Shellharbour Village) is a suburb 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.[1]

Shellharbour is undergoing extensive development with the construction of many new retail outlets and home-units. The main street is Addison Street, with many footpath cafés and shops and the Roo Theatre Company, 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[2] and across from the Shellharbour Beach facilities is the Beverley Whitfield park, containing the Tom "Scout" Willoughby cricket oval.[3]

The area was inhabited by indigenous Australians for thousands of years. European habitation began from about 1817 onwards.[4] Shellharbour was originally known as Yerrowah and later as Peterborough.[5]

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  1. ^ "Shellharbour Area". Destination New South Wales. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shellharbour 2 – Beverley Whitfield Pool". Neil's Wollongong & Sydney. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Sporting Facilities within the Shellharbour Local Government Area" (PDF). Shellharbour City Council. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Our History". Shellharbour City Council. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Shellharbour". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 October 2006. 

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