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WollongongNew South Wales
Croom is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 113 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2527
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
LGA(s) City of Shellharbour
Region Illawarra
County Camden
Parish Terragong
State electorate(s) Kiama
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Croom:
Albion Park Albion Pk Rail Flinders
Albion Park Croom Dunmore
Dunmore Dunmore Dunmore

Croom is a rural locality of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, part of the state suburb of Dunmore. The name has been variously spelled Croomb, Croom and Croome. The locality shares its name with the village of Croom in County Limerick, Ireland – derived from the Irish cromadh, meaning bend.

The 1,280-acre Croom estate was granted to Isabella Croker in 1839. The following year, Croker sold it to newly arrived settler Ebenezer Russell. Russell cleared the land and established a homestead, stables, dairy and mill that survive to this day. Russell became prominent within the district, and served as a foundation member of Shellharbour Municipal Council.

Today, Croom is principally farmland. The north-west corner of the locality is occupied by the City of Shellharbour's Croom Sporting Complex and Shellharbour City Stadium. Croom will also play host to a section of the proposed Princes Highway Albion Park Rail bypass.

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