Lake Macquarie History

School resources

The Lake Macquarie History Online website is a great resource in support of the current K-6 Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) syllabus as well as the new NSW K-10 History Syllabus, especially where local content is required

Some of the resources are listed below

Digitised copy of 100 Years of Local Government in Lake Macquarie

Brief outline of Lake Macquarie Council History

Aboriginal History in Lake Macquarie

Reid’s mistake : the story of Lake Macquarie from its discovery until 1890

Relevant photographs

History of street names and suburbs

For further information please contact staff at Lake Mac Libraries, Community History Service, Main Road Speers Point, phone : 49210446

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