Lake Macquarie History

Shared stories: Treasures of the Local Studies Collection

Shared stories: Treasures of the Local Studies Collection showcases significant objects and photographs from Lake Macquarie’s Local Studies Collection.

Local Studies Collection tell stories we have lived and can relate to.

Global is local

Human experiences are shared.

The effects of the First World War were felt in Lake Macquarie. The mining accidents that scarred communities in Cornwall and Northern Britain happened here too.

Throwing a party, taking a trip, making mistakes and going to school are stories we all share.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

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