Residential suburb on the southern shore of the Georges River, east of the Woronora River. Named after the lake in Italy, it grew from the camp set up for the building of the Illawarra rail line in the 1880s.

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Dharawal country until the Europeans started moving in in the 1860s, Como's position on two rivers made it an early oyster-gathering spot and tourist attraction. From the 1890s subdivision brought new residents to the area, and Como developed into a suburban village. During the Depression in the 1930s, reclamation and other relief works changed the shoreline and connected Como by road to Sutherland.
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Como demographics

Como Hotel c1900
Bonnet Rock on the Woronora River, c1900
Como railway bridge c1905
Aerial view over Como and the Georges River towards Botany Bay May 2004
View of Como c1905
Holt-Sutherland estate, Como 1888
Holt Sutherland estate, Como Heights 1888
Reconnaissance map of the Como Railway Bridge and adjacent country 1894
Como Valse c1905
Como, Georges River c1905
Railway bridge, Como c1905
Fisherman's hut, Como c1905
Como railway bridge and station c1905
Como Bridge June 2007
Como Bridge July 2007
Como pier November 2007
Georges River 1921-25
Como from new station 1921-25
Como 1921-25
Railway bridge, Como 1886