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Shire, Ten's new TV reality show - 19th March 2012
question is who will be Australia's own "Snooki",
with Ten announcing its own TV reality series based
on the hit US show Jersey Shore.
its stunning beauty and "tribe-like" community,
the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney's south, has been
chosen as the perfect location to shoot The Shire.
Ten has announced the commissioning of the series
- which will follow the lives of a group of "charismatic"
and "controversial" characters.
Shire is a fascinating look into a unique sub-culture
in Australia and the first time a local dramality
series is being introduced to the commercial television
landscape," says David Mott, chief programming
officer, Network Ten.
Shire is a glimpse behind the curtain into the heart
of Australia as you have never seen it before."
their hectic and crazed social lives to problems with
work and family, The Shire will leave no stone unturned,"
as the name "Snooki" (Nicole Polizzi) has
become a household name across the US because of the
success of Jersey Shore, Ten is hoping the characters
on The Shire become some of the most talked-about
Shore, which follows the lives of eight housemates
from Jersey Shore in the US state of New Jersey, garnered
record ratings for MTV, making it the network's most
viewed series telecast ever.
genre has been a hit in the US (Jersey Shore) and
the UK (The Only Way is Essex), changing the way people
view television, and we intend to do the same,"
Shire epitomises the progression of reality television
and in this social media age, we've built a show that
is not only entertaining but capitalises on all the
twitterverse and blogosphere has to offer.
is the next step in the reality TV phenomenon,"
on The Shire starts Monday March 26.
is a beachside suburb, in southern Sydney, in the
state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located
26km south of the Sydney central business district
in the Sutherland Shire.
is located on a peninsula framed by Botany Bay to
the north, Bate Bay to the east, Port Hacking to the
south, and Gunnamatta Bay to the west. The neighbouring
suburb of Woolooware lies to the west of Cronulla.
The Kurnell peninsula, the site of the first landfall
on the eastern coastline made by Lt. (later Captain)
James Cook in 1770, is accessed by driving northeast
out of Cronulla on Captain Cook Drive.
is a popular tourist attraction and attracts many
beachgoers from all over Sydney. The beaches of Cronulla
from north to south are: Wanda Beach, Elouera Beach,
North Cronulla Beach, Cronulla Beach, Blackwoods Beach
and Shelly Beach. Local names also apply to various
parts of the beach, such as The Wall, between North
Cronulla and Elouera and Green Hills, to the north
Island, just off Cronulla Beach, is a famous surfing
and bodyboarding spot, and the site of the annual
Shark Island Challenge bodyboarding contest. Gunnamatta
Bay provides protected swimming at the baths off Gunnamatta
Park. Port Hacking is a popular location for such
sports as waterskiing and wakeboarding.
The main shopping strip runs along Cronulla Street,
which has been partly converted into a pedestrian
mall. It also extends along the Kingsway, Gerrale
Street and other surrounding streets. Cronulla has
developed a café culture, with some great cafés
and restaurants located along the foreshore and in
Cronulla mall. Tourists can choose from a number of
hotels, motels and serviced apartments. Cronulla has
many attractions including an independent cinema,
nightclubs, pubs and bars. Northies is a well-known
pub near North Cronulla beach.
Cronulla is home to a number of schools both High
Schools and Primary Schools (Elementary): Cronulla
High School, De La Salle College,Our Lady of Mercy
College, Cronulla Public School, South Cronulla Public
School, St Aloysius Primary School.
Trains terminate at Cronulla railway station on the
Cronulla branch of the City Rail Illawarra line.
A ferry service runs across Port Hacking between Cronulla,
on Gunnamatta Bay and Bundeena, on the edge of the
Royal National Park.
BusLink has three bus routes, that all stop at Cronulla
Railway Station. These are:
984 Miranda via North Caringbah
985 Miranda via South Cronulla
987 Kurnell via North Cronulla
The local National Rugby League team is the Cronulla-Sutherland
Sharks. The league's club and home ground, Endeavour
Field, are located on Captain Cook Drive at Woolooware.
Life-saving clubs are located along the beach at Wanda,
Elouera, North Cronulla and South Cronulla.
Cronulla Spring Festival is held every year on the
second weekend of September. It includes free entertainment,
food and many variety stalls.
Cronulla is derived from kurranulla, meaning ''place
of pink seashells'' in the dialect of the area's Aboriginal
inhabitants, the Dharawal people.
Connell received a grant of 380 acres in 1835. The
beaches were named by Surveyor Robert Dixon who surveyed
here in 1827-28 and by 1840, the main beach was still
known as Karranulla. Thomas Holt (1811-88) owned most
of the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla
in the 1860s. Holt built Sutherland House on the foreshore
of Gwawley Bay in 1818, on the eastern side of Sylvania.
The Cronulla area was subdivided in 1895 and land
was offered for sale at 10 pounds per acre. In 1899,
the government named the area Gunnamatta, which means
''sandy hills''. On the 26th February 1908 it was
officially changed to Cronulla and Gunnamatta was
used for the name of the bay, on the western side.
the Illawarra railway line was built to Sutherland
in 1885, the area became popular for picnics and swimming.
Steam trams operated between Cronulla and Sutherland
in the early part of the twentieth century. Many regulars
rented beach houses at Cronulla every year for school
holidays. The Cecil Hotel was located on the foreshore
and the Ritz Café was popular with holiday-makers.
The Cecil Apartments were built on the former site
of this hotel.
post office opened in January 1891, known as Cronulla
Beach, but closed in 1893. It reopened in 1907 and
the name was officially changed to Cronulla in 1929.
The first public school opened in 1910 and the railway
line from Sutherland to Cronulla opened in 1939. Even
though it developed as a residential area, Cronulla
remained popular with beachgoers and tourists.
11 December 2005, the beachfront at Cronulla was the
scene of widely-publicised mob disturbances and violent
confrontations. See "2005 Cronulla riots".
These incidents continued over a number of days and
also spread to other areas in Sydney. (Credit: