Lake Macquarie History

Cold Tea Creek, Belmont South

It was given this name because the water always had a brown colouring. Cold Tea Creek was dug by the army in 1942 as an anti-tank defence. It was believed that the Japanese would land at Blacksmiths during WWII and head north to Newcastle, the industrial heart of Australia. (Source: NMH 7 November 2007).

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