Place:Berry, New South Wales, Australia

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NameBerry
TypeTown
Coordinates34.8°S 150.683°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Berry is a small Australian town in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast in the state of New South Wales, located south of the state capital, Sydney.

History: The indigenous people of the area were the Wodi Wodi people. In the 1810s, George William Evans, Government Surveyor, reported on the Berry district as a possible settlement and on the good stands of red cedar. Subsequently, itinerant timber cutters visited to cut and send cedar to Sydney.

Alexander Berry, with his business partner Edward Wollstonecraft, pioneered European settlement in the Shoalhaven region in 1822. The locality was known as Broughton Creek from its beginning in 1825 as a private town and part of a large rural grant holding called "Coolangatta". The name was changed to Berry in 1889, following the death of David Berry, Alexander's brother, to honour the Berry family.

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