Lake Macquarie History

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

photo: caves beach

It is easy to wake up on a summer morning and run down to the beach. Coming to the sand, you slap on you leg rope to your ankle. Diving into the water with your surfboard is nice and refreshing wit the cool water on your hands as your paddle out. Sitting out the back waiting for a wave, you’ll see a school of fish fly through the water beneath you.
As you see a wave, you start paddling as fast as you can to catch it. You jump up on your surfboard and glide across the water on the face of the wave. Looking back, you see the whitewash chasing after you. Hearing that sound of the wave disappearing, you know its time to get off.

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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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