Lake Macquarie History

Westy: we built this history

Discover the history of the north-western region of Lake Macquarie. See fascinating objects from the West Wallsend District Heritage Group’s collections. Learn about the people and groups that lived, worked and played under the shadow of the Sugarloaf Mountain. This is the story of West Wallsend. This is the history that made us who we are.

Over the past 40 years the West Wallsend and District Heritage Group have collected and cared for objects and stories from across Sugar Valley. These objects provide links to the families and communities that have formed the towns of the valley. Each object has a story, each story has created a community.  

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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