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Kiama

brief history ...

Kiama - main street
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
The region was first inhabited by the Aborigines.

The first European to explore the area was George Bass in 1797. Later on Kiama was settled by farmers.

Trivia: The name of the town is derived from the Aboriginal word Kiarama meaning "sea noise", probably in reference to the Kiama Blowhole.

about ...

Kiama is a picturesque town situated 120 km south of Sydney.

Attractions:
  • Surf beaches
  • Kiama Blowhole and Kiama Little Blowhole (best)
  • Cathedral Rocks north at Bombo
  • Kiama Lighthouse, on Blowhole Point
  • Saddleback Lookout 600 m high situated 7 km South West
  • The Jamberoo Recreation Park
  • Australian pelicans

tourist information ...

Kiama blowhole
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
How to get there
Best is by train from Central Station in Sydney and go off the train at Kiama Station (Illawarra line). Check the City Rail timetables. See map.

Relevant links:
Kiama City Council
The official guide to Kiama
Visit Kiama
20 September
1830 - The Port Arthur penal settlement was established.

1999 - Australian troops commanded by Peter Cosgrove arrive in East Timor for peace keeping operations.
Australian slang
  • roo bar bar at the front of a car to protect it against hitting kangaroos
  • journo journalist
  • useful as an ashtray on a motorbike unhelpful
  • rip snorter excellent, great
  • lippy lipstick
  • spunk a good looking person
  • zot off depart quickly
  • postie postman
  • Pommy's towel, as dry as a very dry
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