Lake Macquarie History

Styles Point, Rathmines

Styles Point was named for a family member of the Thomas family who were the first settlers of the land there. John Denis Thomas purchased 35 acres 7p in January 1900 which he called Styles Point. This was the holiday home of the family, and JD Thomas retained this land for 20 years. It is thought that the Styles name commemorated his grandmother Mary Styles.

The history of this land is contained in the book “The Settlers of the Big Swamps: a saga of the Thomas family and their contemporaries” by Dulcie Hartley.


Hartley, Dulcie 1986, The settlers of the big swamps : a saga of the Thomas family and their contemporaries, D.T. Hartley, Fennell Bay [N.S.W.]