Lake Macquarie History

Oral History

Oral history recreates sights and sounds as it brings to life the experiences, joys and frustrations, as well as the achievements of everyday people who made a rich and colourful contribution to our past. It is concerned with giving them a voice, and often the only way to find out about the past is to ask someone who was there.

The following recordings are the voices of experience, uniquely qualified to record vital chapters in the history of Lake Macquarie. In telling that history, they share their sense of belonging to our community, and those of us who listen will come to appreciate their contribution to the making of our city.

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.

If you experience any issues with the website or its content please contact us history@lakemac.nsw.gov.au