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Wongawilli
WollongongNSW
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Postcode: 2530
Elevation: 24 m (79 ft)
LGA: City of Wollongong
State District: Shellharbour
Federal Division: Whitlam
Suburbs around Wongawilli:
Kembla Grange
Wongawilli Brownsville
Horsley Dapto, Kanahooka

Wongawilli is a southern suburb of Wollongong, Australia at the foot hills of the Illawarra escarpment. The word 'Wonga' is a native aboriginal word meaning native pigeon.

It contains a mixture of small rural properties and family homes. It has a NSW Rural Fire Service station and a small community hall where the Wongawilli colonial dance club meets regularly. The community has had a long history with coal mining, with the Wongawilli colliery opening in 1916 by the Hoskins Brothers, and later being taken over by BHP Billiton. Since this time the mine has expanded and has had multiple owners, and is currently owned and operated by the Indian company Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.


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