Lake Macquarie History


Lake Macquarie City Council would like to thank the West Wallsend District Heritage Group for their generous donation to our Cultural Collections and for collaborating on the development of Sugar Valley Library Museum.

Council would also like to thank the Westy community for supporting the exhibition development process, generously spending time with us and providing so much information. Historians Brian Andrews, Ed Tonks and Dr Michael Williams made outstanding contributions to our knowledge.

Lake Mac Council would also like to thank Awabakal traditional owners and elders Shane Frost, Peter Leven and Kerrie Brauer for generously sharing knowledge with us and welcoming us to country.

To all our visitors, thanks so much for coming to visit and being part of the Westy story.

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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