Lake Macquarie History

Rhondda Road

One of the early roads, the Council said an old map shows a track here many years before Rhondda Colliery opened after the railway commenced. A small township and hotel existed at Rhondda until the mine closed. Sometimes the miners working in the Rhondda Colliery would know when the baker was going around the village because they could hear the iron rims of his cartwheels on the gravel road above them. (Source: NMH 3 May 1973). The bush has now grown back over the site. Rhondda was named after the Rhondda Valley, a coalmining district of Wales.