There is an area alongside the Nowra Public Wharf that used to house
But this building has an interesting history spanning more than 100 years.
It was originally built for use by the Illawarra Steamship Navigation Company in the
As the roads and rail links between Sydney and Nowra improved the need for transportation by water declined. This saw the wharf and associated storage facilities beside the Shoalhaven River sitting empty and by the
In 1964 an application to lease the building and the Wharf was submitted and approved which saw the Nowra Sailing Club established at this facility.
The building itself had survived two World Wars and many floods but
The area remains a ruin today, more than 12 months later, and a bit of an