Lake Macquarie History

Kilaben Bay

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.

Derived from an Awabakal Aboriginal word 'killibinbin' meaning 'bright', 'shining' (Source: L.E. Threlkeld in the Awabakal version of the Lord's Prayer. NH 11 May 1993).

The Excelsior Land, Investment and Building Co and Bank Ltd carried out subdivisions of Kilaben Bay and Coal Point from 1891. In 1985 the Toronto St Joseph's Catholic Church and Primary School were relocated to Kilaben Bay on a 16 h.a. property.

In 2003, the Kilaben Bay Landcare group obtained a Council grant to revegetate Kilaben Park. In 2004, the group obtained a Federal Government grant to rehabilitate Kilaben Creek and construct a boardwalk

Streets in Kilaben Bay