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ILLAWARRA

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 301 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ILLAWARRA, a beautiful and fertile district of New South Wales, Australia, extending from a point 33 M. S. of Sydney, along the coast southwards for 40 M. to Shoalhaven. It is thickly populated, and supplies Sydney with the greater part Redon, Vitre, Dol, Dinard and Cancale are the towns of chief importance and are separately noticed. At Combourg there is a picturesque chateau of the 14th and 15th centuries where Chateaubriand passed a portion of his early life. St Aubin-du-Cormier has the ruins of an important feudal fortress of the 13th century built by the dukes of Brittany for the protection of their eastern frontier. Montfortsur-Meu has a cylindrical keep of the 15th century which is a survival of its old ramparts.
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