Lake Macquarie History

South Street

South Street was part of the first subdivision in Windale in 1892, the landowners were David Hamlin, and Johannes Jacob Bertram. The subdivision was named Surprise Township. Building was commenced in South Street by the Housing Commission in 1949. The community health centre is in this street. Bahloo Reserve is on South Street, Bahloo is an Aboriginal word meaning "moon, God of the moon and guardian of girls and women" (Source: "Aboriginal Words of Australia" by AH and AW Reed).