Lake Macquarie History

Canberra Street

Canberra is derived from an Aboriginal word and is usually translated as 'meeting place', and would be an appropriate name for the site of a national parliament if this definitely were the derivation. Unfortunately, this is not so. Like most Aboriginal names, the meaning is the subject of conjecture and dispute. (Source 'Australian Place Names' by B and B Kennedy). Part of Buller Street, shown on a 1955 Council map, was renamed Canberra Street.