Maritime Heritage of Lake Macquarie
The City Council of Lake Macquarie acknowledge the Aboriginal people known today as the Awabakal, as the traditional Custodians of the land, respecting Aboriginal Elders past, present and future. Lake Macquarie City Council recognise the local Aboriginal community today in all of their diversity, who came forward to share their experiences, knowledge, images and memories.
The United Nations nominated June 25th to mark the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport, and that seafarers leave their homes and families, often for long periods to ensure that essential items and commodities on which our lives depend arrive safely at our homes.
Lake Macquarie is very much a maritime town bordered by many beautiful bays and beaches on one side, and with the largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere as its centrepiece.
From the traditional custodians of the land, the Awabakal, to the early European settlers, to the sports men and women who have made great achievments, the people of Lake Macquarie have found employment and pleasure in maritime activity over the years.
The following stories on our website highlight the many ways our maritime environment have shaped the history of our city.
Discovery and Mapping
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