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Nowra

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Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 160km south-southwest of the state capital of Sydney (about 120km as the crow flies.) With its twin-town of Bomaderry, Nowra had an estimated population of 35,920 as at June 2015. It is also the seat and commercial centre of the City of Shoalhaven. Geologically, the city is situated in the southern reaches of the Sydney basin.The region around Nowra is a farming community, sustaining a thriving dairy industry and a number of State forests, but is also increasingly a retirement and leisure area for Canberra and Sydney. The naval air station HMAS Albatross is located about 10km south-west of Nowra. The name Nowra, originally written by Europeans as 'nou-woo-ro' (pronounced Nowa Nowa by the Aborigines of the area), is an Aboriginal word for black cockatoo.HistoryThe Nowra region, south of Bomaderry Creek was inhabited by the Wodi-Wodi tribe of the Yuin nation while north of Bomaderry Creek was inhabited by the Dharawal Aboriginal people prior to European arrival. Around 1824, ex-convict Mary Reibey applied for a land grant in the Burrier area, on the southern side of the Shoalhaven River. The Nowra township was officially recognised in 1852. Less than ten years later, in 1861, a postal service was established. Also in that year, the racehorse 'Archer', trained in Nowra by Etienne de Mestre, won the first Melbourne Cup. By 1885, Nowra was declared a town.
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Shoalhaven Zoo
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Fleet Air Arm Museum
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Flea Market
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Theme Park
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Geologic Formation
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Winery
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Water Body
Kiama Harbour Kiama
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Specialty Museum
Meroogal
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Brewery
Hop Dog Beer Works
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Coolendel
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Church
St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra
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Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Nowra

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Aquatique
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Shopping Mall
Stockland Nowra
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Parks in Nowra

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Playground
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