Lake Macquarie History

Naru Street

Naru Street was built in 1952, leading to a boat-launching site near Naru Point. Naru Point is located at the entrance to Swan Bay adjacent to the main Swansea Channel. Naru is an Aboriginal word meaning black ( Lissarrague, p125). This street name, was perhaps inspired by black swans on Swan Bay.

Reference

Lissarrague, Amanda & Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative 2006, A salvage grammar and wordlist of the language from the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, Nambucca Heads, N.S.W