Old photos of Nowra, New South Wales

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Geography: Nowra - is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 160 kilometres (99 mi) south-southwest of the state capital of Sydney (about 120 kilometres (75 mi) 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.

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 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-west of Nowra. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1852

History: 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.

Population: 35 920

Sights: A major landmark in the area is the house Bundanon, which began as a single-storey weatherboard structure built about 1840. In 1866, a two-storey sandstone house, made of locally quarried stone, was built immediately in front of the weatherboard house. The sandstone house features timber verandahs and is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Nowra. Bond's Cash Exchange
Bond's Cash Exchange
Nowra. Cars and bus near auto station
Cars and bus near auto station
Nowra. Junction Street, on right side - Post Office
Junction Street, on right side - Post Office
Nowra. Panorama of Junction Street
Panorama of Junction Street
Nowra. Post Office
Post Office (built in 1883) on corner of Junction and Berry Street, 1926
Nowra. Post Office
Post Office (built in 1883)
Nowra. Show Pavilion
Show Pavilion
Nowra. The Butter Factory and Ice Works
The Butter Factory and Ice Works

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