Lake Macquarie History

Appletree Road

Appletree Road leads to Barnsley. This street had earlier been called Minmi-Appletree Road. This was renamed Appletree Road in the Government Gazette on 13 October 1972. An early name for Killingworth was Appletree Flat. The High School is in this street and opened in 1963. The West Wallsend Community Museum is in the grounds of the high school.

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