Lake Macquarie History


People are the foundation stone of any city. Their shared stories and experiences become the history that gives a community its sense of identity and connectedness.

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From our first Aboriginal communities with their rich oral history, traditional customs, stories and beliefs, to the early white settlers who built industries and their families, the history of Lake Macquarie is a story of its people.

Lake Macquarie is fortunate to have counted among its residents people of note in the fields of sports, art, literature, business and industry. However it is also the stories of everyday people living everyday lives which have contributed to our history and made Lake Macquarie the city that it is today.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

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