Nowra is a city in the South Coast region of New South Wales, located 125 kilometres SSW of the state capital of Sydney. With its twin-town of Bomaderry, Nowra has a population of 34,479.  The name Nowra, originally written by Europeans as 'nou-woo-ro' (pronounced Nowa Nowa by the Aborigines of the area), is an Aboriginal word for 'black cockatoo'.