Lake Macquarie History

Lake Crescent

Is crescent shaped along the waterfront. Dr C Mitchell (no relation to the early Mitchell/Quigley family) had a large brick home in the early 1900's in Lake Crescent. This impressive house became the Lakeside Nursing Home, with subsequent additions. There was an early galvanized iron community hall colloquially known as 'Cardigan Hall' in Lake Crescent alongside of the hotel. The first silent movies screened in Teralba were seen here in 1901. Old residents said they remembered "skittles" being played there, like early ten-pin bowling.