Lake Macquarie History

Creswell Avenue

Early Charlestown resident Abraham Creswell was a locomotive driver at South Waratah (Raspberry Gully) mine. He owned the first motor car in Charlestown, a 1917 Model T Ford, and the object of great attention. His son Walter followed his father's occupation at the mine. During the 1960s, Walter was Charlestown's oldest citizen. Creswell Avenue was named in 1964 and may have been named after this family by the Advisory Committee.