Lake Macquarie History

Buttaba Avenue

Buttaba is an Awabakal word meaning 'cliff straight into water' (Source: N.H. 11 May 1993).The Wommera Estate was surveyed in 1925, and Buttaba Avenue was built in 1929. This is also the name of a Lake Macquarie suburb.

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