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Mount Keira, Wollongong

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Mount Keira Summit Park The park is an area of 9.4 hectares that includes the whole summit of Mount Keira. It is used intensively for recreational purposes such as bushwalking, picnicking, sight-seeing, rock climbing and school trips. The park is just over 457 metres above sea level. From the level of the look-outs you can see 77 kilometres over the ocean to the east, 53 kilometres north to the Kurnell oil refineries and 64 kilometres south to the northern headland of Jervis Bay. The park was donated partly by E. Vickory & Sons Ltd in 1925 and partly by Australian Iron and Steel in 1957. The Wollongong Rotary Club constructed Queen Elizabeth Drive and developed the park in 1954-55. (Cox & Outteridge, 1990) Mount Keira Scout Camp The camp was established in 1939 by Sid Hoskins - one of the original group of Wollongong Scout leaders. He organised the first stage of work which included surveying of access roads, levelling and grassing of camping sites and the building of a swimming pool. Building and development continued through the 1950's and 60s. The camp offers a variety of accommodation and facilities in a fantastic location. (Mount Keira Scout Camp, 1990)

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