Lake Macquarie History

Macquarie Road

On Major William Parrott's map of 1892, the track from Warner's house to Cardiff is shown following the same course as present day King Street and Macquarie Road (Source: "Warners Bay the Early Years" by Peter Murray).

In the early 1920s a skip line from Lymington Colliery crossed Macquarie Road with horse drawn skips taking the coal to the railway in Cardiff South (Source: "Coal Railways and Mines: The Collieries of the Newcastle District" by RB Andrews). Along Macquarie Road, on former mining company land, there is a large industrial area. This is serviced by Enterprise Drive, a private road. Macquarie Road is part of MR 527.

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