Lake Macquarie History

Eli's story. Caves Beach Public School shared stories project 2022

photo: caves beach

Jagged stones scar my wrinkled feet. Clams chatter on the legs of the jetty. Waves tapping against crunchy glittering sand. Crabs, gold, and silver crawl into the cracks of rocks. Timber creaks as nails bounce out of their sockets. Fishing rods jump as bit bites are caught. Chips are stolen from ravenous seagulls like bank robbery. As the sun drowns in the choppy sea, stars glitter over the crystal-clear water.

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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.

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