Coalcliff

  • Coalcliff is a suburb of northern Wollongong at the base of the Illawarra escarpment, founded in 1797 when survivors of a wreck set out to find Sydney and found coal here, which they used to make a fire for warmth. Explorer George Bass was then sent by Governor Hunter to investigate, and found several seams that extended for some distance. Coalcliff has a beach that is patrolled from the commencement of the school holidays in September to the end of the April school holidays, train station and the still active Illawarra Coke Company. It is where the Sea Cliff Bridge

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