The Sutherland Shire
The Sutherland Shire is a local government area in the southern region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Geographically, it is the area to the south of Botany Bay and the Georges River. The administrative centre of the local government is located in the suburb of Sutherland, with council chambers located in Eton Street. Within the Shire is the birthplace of modern Australia, as it was the first landing site of James Cook, who went ashore onto what is now the suburb of Kurnell on 29 April 1770.
The Sutherland Shire comprises an area of 370 square kilometres (140 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 218,464