Lake Macquarie History

Cumberland Street

Named after Cumberland Place in Sydney where Dr James Mitchell's family home was situated. James Mitchell's daughter, Margaret, married James Quigley, they settled in Teralba on land ownded by the Mitchell family. The Quigley Estate was one of the first areas settlered in Teralba. Teralba identity Claude Turner had a shop in this street for many years from the 1930's. Turners Ice blocks are still marketed today under his name. A M Kearns operated Teralba's first bakery, a two storey building on the intersection with Anzac Parade.

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