Lake Macquarie History

Highfields

Research of historical maps indicates that Highfields became a suburb some time between 1960 and 1972. It is made up of housing only, though at one stage did boast a scout hall which was situated next door to the Highfields Azzurri Club. No records of a school or post office has been found. The suburb transverses the Pacific Highway and is in close proximity to Westfield Kotara. Surrounding suburbs are Charlestown, Kahibah and Adamstown Heights.

Adamstown Heights Infants School operated at 20a Hillcrest Parade, Highfields. The school closed and the site was sold in 1991.

Reference

Northumberland County Council (N.S.W.) 1955, Shire of Lake Macquarie : Charlestown, Northumberland County Council, [Newcastle. N.S.W.?]

Lyons, Ian J & Newcastle Family History Society (N.S.W.) 1997, Adamstown Heights Infants School admission registers 1950-1990, Newcastle Family History Society, New South Wales

Streets in Highfields