Lake Macquarie History

Puntei Creek, Coal Point

Coal Point Progress Association suggested the name for this creek. Puntei is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘narrow place or any narrow neck of land’. It was also the early recorded name for Reverend Lancelot Edward Threlkeld's land grant in the Coal Point area. The name is also referred to in George Whiting’s deed, dated 1882. This creek name was selected in 2005.

Reference

Clouten, Keith 1967, Reid's mistake : the story of Lake Macquarie from its discovery until 1890, Lake Macquarie Shire Council, [Speers Point, N.S.W.]