An unnamed road it was gazetted Awabakal Drive on the 6th May 1988. In 1892 J. Fraser condensed and edited Threlkeld's works of 1834 and 1850. Fraser gave the language a name: "A considerable proportion of this volume consists of Mr Threlkeld's acquisitions in the dialect which I have called Awabakal, from Awaba, the native name for Lake Macquarie", Note – 'kal' is a "belonging" suffix .
Lissarrague, Amanda 2006, A Slavage Grammar and Wordlist of the Language of the Hunter River and Lake Macquarieuurrbay Language and Culture Cooperative Ltd
Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward) 1850, y to the structure of the Aboriginal language : being an analysis of the particles used as affixes, to form the various modifications of the verbs : shewing the essential powers, abstract roots, and other peculiarities of the language spoken by the Aborigines in the vicinity of Hunter River, Lake Macquarie, etc., New South Wales : together with comparisons of Polynesian and other dialects,printed by Kemp and Fairfax, Sydney
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