Lake Macquarie History

Lake Macquarie, Jewel of the north

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No matter where we go in the world

When we come home, our flag is unfurled.

Our Lake's a Jewel, our sacred site,

Where once was practiced ancient rite.

But now we call this city's strand,

"Our Catalina - Marina land".

At dawn of day she's bathed (unreadable)

By night a ribbon of moonlight is she.

All our days are filled with pleasure,

There's countless ways to spend our leisure.

No matter where we go in the world

When we come home, our flag is unfurled.

Acknowledgement of Country

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