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Mangerton
WollongongNew South Wales
Population: 2,804
Postcode: 2500
LGA: City of Wollongong
State District: Wollongong
Federal Division: Cunningham
Suburbs around Mangerton:
West Wollongong Wollongong
Figtree Mangerton Coniston
Mount Saint Thomas

Mangerton is an inner western suburb of the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Description

The suburb is mostly residential with the exception of a convenience store in its southwestern area, Apart from this is a small area of bushland atop the hill. The suburb has many two-storey homes. The streets such as Norman Street, Eastern Ave and St Johns Ave are known to house a fair percentage of Wollongong's professionals, therefore its northern sector has some heftily priced estates. It is reached via sideroads from the Princes Highway and The Avenue.

Geography

Mount Mangerton is the name of the hill on which Mangerton resides mostly. The hill is part of the Mangerton hill mass which also incorporates Mount Saint Thomas, a lower peak, south of Mangerton, see Coniston. The hill has good views of Wollongong and is directly south of Wollongong Hospital on the northern Hospital Hill. The hillmass is the reason the railway and highway, on different sides, had to curve rather than go in a direct line to Unanderra.

History

The suburb was formerly known as 'Hospital Hill' because of its close vicinity to Wollongong's major hospital. Many of the doctors and their families lived in the suburb and to this day, the suburb remains home to many of the city's medical professionals.


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