Artists captivated by scenic Illawarra, then and now

By Emma Spillett
Updated June 21 2014 - 8:12pm, first published 12:30pm

When international adventurer Augustus Earle stumbled upon the Illawarra in 1827, he took one look at the region’s rugged, lush escarpment, looming over the stunning coast, and knew he had found something special.

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