Lake Macquarie History

Tulkaba Park, Teralba

An Awabakal word meaning 'place of the soft leaf ti tree'. During floods in 1948 Cockle Creek, South Arm rose and flooded the soccer ground. Prior to this the ti-trees were planted, a sign ‘Tulkaba Park’, and fencing was erected. A change shed for the soccer players had also been built. Following the flooding, it was decided to build-up the park with stone and waste from the mines and then it was top-dressed.

Reference

1954 'DISTRICT PLACE NAMES MAKE FASCINATING STUDY', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 11 December, p. 5. , viewed 15 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134093649