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Thirroul

NSW 2515

Thirroul, best known for its pristine beaches is a small village like suburb on the northern end of the Illawarra. Popular, due to the express train station and surrounded by bulli to the south and austinmer to the north. The village is split by the rail with a mix of cafes, restaurants, salons, gallery's and specialty shops.

Approx 69 km south of Sydney The beach is a prominent feature, as well as the backdrop of the 400 metre high escarpment, attracting many bushwalkers to northern Austinmer and surfers to both beaches. Aerial photo from north west

Thirroul is an exposed beach and reef break, and has reliable surf all year. The most desirable wind for surfing in Thirroul is offshore winds from the west north-west. Most of the surf in Thirroul comes from groundswells, with the best swell direction the south-east. The beach break provides for both left and right-handers.

Thirroul is split between two transport links, Lawrence Hargrave drive and the rail. It's physical boundary is the escarpment on the west and ocean on the east. The ocean generally controls real estate prices. Eastern real estate has proximity to the beach whilst the west typically enjoys views.

Early settlement began in the late 1860s in the hilly area of the village. Occupations consisted of farming, cedar logging, whaling and fruit growing and eventually mining when the Bulli Mine was opened in 1859 and the Bulli Jetty which shipped the coal from the mine opened in 1863. The township was known as North Bulli until February 1880 when the name of Robbinsville was chosen. The new name was decided upon at a meeting of ten men (including Frederick Robbins) in George's Whitford's "big new House" (located on the site of today's Ryans Hotel) in 1880. One suggestion for a name for the place was "Mudmire" but somehow Robbins convinced the others to call the town after himself. It only had a total population of 490 in 1891.

Thirroul as a suburb has a major station, library, two primary schools, two grocery stores (IGA and bi-Lo), two lively pubs, various cafes and restaurants. Coffee shops are prevalent and a modem rsl club also.

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Demographics

A little bit about who lives locally, as provided by government census data.
Population
6,086
Average Age
40 to 59
Owner
Renter
80%
20%
Family
Single
55%
45%
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Local schools for Thirroul

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Government School Catchment
Thirroul Public School
K - 6
Co-ed
Government
Independent Schools
St Michael's Primary School
K - 6
Co-ed
Catholic

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