May 14, 2019
Cronulla is located 26 kilometres (16 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. Or as some of the locals just call it, The Shire. From Captain Cook’s landing in 1770 on the shores of Botany Bay to the events that took place in Cronulla beach in 2005, the backdrop of the Australian beach has a long history of acts of gendered and racial possession. In 2005, The Shire, became ground-zero, for the Cronulla Riots.
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