Recent sightings show Wollongong is 'home of the koala', historian says

Ben Langford
By Ben Langford
Updated August 13 2020 - 7:18am, first published 4:00am
LOCAL: Koalas have featured in Aboriginal storytelling, and early specimens taken for examination in 1803 came from Mt Kembla, Michael Organ said.

The recent sighting of a koala in Keiraville has strengthened calls for the Illawarra to be taken seriously as habitat for the native marsupial.


Ben Langford

Ben Langford


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