Lake Macquarie History

Westlakes Elders : oral history

WARNING. Westlakes Elders : oral history, may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.

"Awaba or Lake Macquarie is the traditional home of the Awabakal people. Many mobs moved in and out of Awaba and this presentation provides some insights into the lives and history of some of the elders who live in and have made their home in Awaba today" quote from DVD insert.

Participants or performers: Aunty Zelma -- Uncle Jim -- Uncle Gerry -- Uncle Joe -- Uncle Ken -- Aunty Louise.


Westlakes Edlers oral history. (2012). [DVD] Lake Macquarie: Lake Macquarie City Council.

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