Place:Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia

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NameGerringong
TypeTown
Coordinates34.783°S 150.767°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Gerringong is a town located about ten minutes south of Kiama in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2011 census, Gerringong had a population of 3,456 people.[1] One theory says that the name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning "fearful place" Supposedly great fear was caused to tribes there by the sight of Captain Cook's ship in full sail. There are other theories as to the meaning of the name.

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