Lake Macquarie History

Gymea Drive

Gymea is an Aboriginal word meaning 'giant lily' (Source: "Australian Women's Weekly: Aboriginal Word List" 20 December 1961). Gymea is a town in NSW. Gymea Drive was developed in 1995 by BHP Pty Ltd. There is a theme of flora in the naming of Garden Suburb street names.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

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