#OnThisDay 2 December 1816 the first land grants were issued in the Illawarra region. The first Colonial settlers in the district were cedar cutters followed by graziers.
- See entry in Colonial Secretary's Papers under Illawarra
- See entry in Colonial Secretary's Papers under Richard Brooks
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