Lake Macquarie History

Bungaree Street

Bungaree is an Aboriginal word meaning 'my country' (Source: Australian Aboriginal Words by Rex Ingamells). Bungaree Street was named in the Town of Wyee proclaimed in 1891. Bungaree was a prominent Aboriginal in the early days of the colony. He sailed with explorers Matthew Flinders and Phillip Parker King and was the first Aboriginal to circumnavigate Australia.