The name Tertangala is said to mean 'smoke signals'. The name originates from the time when the University of Wollongong was a campus of UNSW, and was chosen to correspond with then sister paper Thurunka, meaning 'message stick'. Some people suggest that the name was also chosen to parody the atmosphere of Wollongong's industrial city. This collection features early issues of Tertangala published during the Wollongong University College era between 1962 to 1974 and the start of the University of Wollongong era from 1975 up until 2010. For additional information refer to the University of Wollongong Archives and the Tertangala Collection Guide.