Galgabba Point, Galgabee Creek, Swansea
This was the Awabakal name for Swansea. Believed to mean a place to rest or a pleasant place to camp. (From and interview with T. D. Boyd L.M.C.C. Library) Later research found that in ritual tongue this means a place to relax and in ordinary language means sand spit. Ba on the end of a word means a place of. Ee on the end of a word (as in Galgabee Creek) means important, urgent call attention to. (Source: Aborigines of the Hunter Region by the Dept. of Education Hunter Region). In the late 1800's a boat built at Swansea Shipyard was named Galgabba.
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