Lake Macquarie History

Australia Remembers ~ 1945 - 1995

The 'Australia Remembers' 50th Anniversary Commemorative activities, to celebrate the end of the Second World War in the Pacific, provided an opportunity for modern Australians to learn about the history of our country and the impact that the war had upon Australia and South East Asia. 'Australia Remembers, 1945-1995' encouraged wide community participation in the creation of numerous commemorative projects.

photo: australia remembers ~ 1945-1995

This register of service men and women from Lake Macquarie is one such project. It was created in 1995, and provides a resource for those researching the involvement of the local WWII generation, particularly for the younger generation, yearly becoming more conscious of this legacy.

A more recent compilation can be found at Parent Page Lake Macquarie WWII Soldiers

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