Lake Macquarie History

Drysdale Creek, West Wallsend

Named after David Drysdale who lived near the creek in Withers Street, West Wallsend. David and Sandy Rees built the first footbridge over the creek following WW1, David died soon after during the ‘Spanish Flu’ epidemic of 1919. (Source: “Early West Wallsend” by T.G. Reynolds).

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