Lake Macquarie History

Awaba Street

The large bay at the north-western end of Lake Macquarie is called Awaba Bay. Quigleys house was built on Awaba Park and their second home constructed about 1887 called Awaba House. The Quigley Estate would have named Awaba Street from its local connection. It is an Awabakal word meaning 'a flat place' and their name for Lake Macquarie (L.E Threlkeld)

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.

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