South Coastal

The South Coastal region includes the area from Kensington in the north, east to the coast, west to Mt Annan, and south to the northern bank of the Shoalhaven River. Much of the section concerns the former government Aboriginal station La Perouse. The station, now known as the reserve, the mission or LaPa, was established in the early 1880s in an area long visited, especially by coastal people from as far south as Victoria.

After 1967, when the Aborigines Welfare Board was dissolved, it became a self-regulating community. Many other Aboriginal people lived, and live nearby. Liverpool stories are included both in the sections South East and South West. An important historic site is the Cataract River massacre carried out under Macquarie’s orders in 1816.