Lake Macquarie History

Commercial development: Lake Macquarie - the way it was. Oral history

Disc nine in the series of audio recordings, in which local residents discuss the history and development of Lake Macquarie through their eyes. Recorded circa 1982.

Topics covered in this recording

  • comparison of commercial ventures - early days versus 1980s
  • growth of Charlestown
  • businesses during the Depression
  • improvement of transport
  • early commercial venture
  • West Wallsend commercial area including the Cooperative Store