Lake Macquarie History

Hawkins Creek, Speers Point

This creek flows from the south west slopes of Munibung Hill into the lake at Cockle Bay. William Brooks once operated the Lochend Colliery at the top of what was to become Hopkins Street. A later quarry was accessed from Hopkins Street. Geo. Hawkins & Sons purchased the quarry and land and operated for many years. The Hawkins family also had a farm in the vicinity.

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