Illawarra provides a secure, stable and happy family-like environment, in which the girls can flourish and become strong, independent Pangbournians.
The Division is located next to the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, at the bottom end and right-hand side of the Parade Ground.
Illawarra’s mascot is a Kangaroo, its colour is green and the Division’s emblem is a capital ‘I’. Georgia Francis, who won a silver medal for Great Britain at the 2014 World U23 Rowing Championships, is a former Chief of Illawarra.
Illawarra’s two Brother Divisions are Hesperus and Port Jackson with half the girls joining Hesperus and half joining Port Jackson for certain Inter-Divisional competitions.
The Division’s goals are to be a community with the highest possible academic contribution of each student, to celebrate any success as a House, to create a supportive environment and to maintain, respect and improve the boarding experience.
Illawarriors are encouraged to give their best to fulfil their potential and the House Values are Honesty, Courtesy and Loyalty.
From 1917-1927, Illawarra was the name given to the first term at the College and surrendered its independence as a boys’ division in 1988, before being resurrected into a new girls’ boarding house in 2007 to cater for the growing number of girls joining Pangbourne.
Illawarra is named after the biggest ship launched by the Devitt and Moore shipping company that first set up Pangbourne as a Nautical training college in 1917 before it took the name Pangbourne College and then later became a co-educational school.