Berry is a small Australian town in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast in the state of New South Wales, located 145 km (90 mi) south of the state capital, Sydney.
The indigenous people of the area were the Wodi Wodi people. In the 1810s, George William Evans, Government Surveyor, reported on the Berry district as a possible settlement and on the good stands of red cedar. Subsequently, itinerant timber cutters visited to cut and send cedar to Sydney.
Alexander Berry, with his business partner Edward Wollstonecraft, pioneered European settlement in the Shoalhaven region in 1822. The locality was known as Broughton Creek from its beginning in 1825 as a private town and part of a large rural grant holding called “Coolangatta”. The name was changed to Berry in 1889, following the death of David Berry, Alexander’s brother, to honour the Berry family.
Geography and landmarks
The township of Berry lies on the South Coast Railway, and on the Princes Highway (Highway 1) between Nowra and Kiama. For much of its early history the town depended on timber cutting and dairy farming, with a tannery and boat building also present, but today, Berry thrives on tourism, with many souvenir shops, art galleries, antiques and collectibles shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels. A local public hospital bequeathed by the Berry family, the David Berry Hospital, now serves as a rehabilitation hospital and palliative care hospice.
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I took yesterday a lot of pictures in Berry. Here are just a few of these:
At the Berry Hotel Lodgers are welcome.
ALPACA BURGERS are advertised at the Berry Hotel.
Opposite the Hotel in Queen Street is an Old Post Office Building. It is from 1886.
There are ‘Posthouse Rooms’ in the old Post Office Building as well as a Restaurant called LEAF.
LEAF stands for “Love Eating Asian Food”. They tell their customers the following:
“It’s our pleasure to serve fresh, healthy and delicious Thai-Vietnamese dishes to you!
Please come visit us to enjoy your lunch and dinner.
P.S. Fully licensed. BYO (Wine only)”
Some of the Outside Sitting Area of the LEAF Restaurant.
This is in commemoration of Alexander Berry who lived from 1781 – 1873.
Next to the Alexander Berry monument is a little park where I took some pictures of Peter.
I think Peter looks here at his iPad.
To be continued!