Lake Macquarie History

Books on Lake Macquarie

World Book Day, 2nd March 2017.

photo: aerial view of swansea channel

History is everywhere.

It is the story of how ordinary people lived, worked and played. It is the story of our ancestors, our shared heritage and our culture. It is in the feeling we get when we discover something new about the place we live - the more we understand about our history, the more we understand about ourselves.

Documenting the changes and developments which have shaped Lake Macquarie over time can help inform the past and shape the future, and we owe a great debt to those dedicated local historians whose passion and hard work increase the richness of our history.

The following selection of digitised books on the history of Lake Macquarie have been made possible by the generosity of authors who gave permission for us to share their work with the community.

Reids Mistake by Keith Clouten

Iron Horse and Iron Bark: Morisset and district by Beryl Mullard

Pit prop and sleepers : the story of Awaba by Dough Saxon

Charlestown Centenary 1876-1976

Bark Hut or Horse to Toronto : Awaba school 1891-1991 / by Doug Saxon

The centenary of operations at Cockle Creek: 1897-1997

100 years of local government in Lake Macquarie

Wangi Wangi and it's people