Lake Macquarie History

Sherburn Place

Sherburn Place was named by John (Jack) Barker who developed the land for residential lots in 1962. The roadway was named after Sherburn Hill in Newcastle-upon-Tyne England UK the birthplace of his father Joseph Barker. The family established a poultry farm on this Charlestown land from very early in the 20th century with the original homestead also being named 'Sherburn'.

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