Warrawong, New South Wales facts for kids
Wollongong, New South Wales
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Warrawong is home to Warrawong Plaza, one of three major regional shopping centres. Other facilities include the Port Kembla Hospital, Hoyts cinemas, and the Gala cinemas.
Two meanings are given for the aboriginal word Warrawong, "a whiting" and the "side of a hill".
Long a farming area, after the first land grants were made in the area in 1815, Warrawong began to be developed as a suburb only in the 1930s.
Warrawong has a high proportion of immigrants. Of a population of 5,091, 1,951 (39.0%) were born overseas.
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