Lake Macquarie History

Katabai Way

Kata is an Aboriginal word meaning 'hills or mountain' (Source: "Aboriginal Words of Australia" by AH and AW Reed). It is believed that katabai could be a related word meaning 'to or into hills or mountains'. Two storey townhouses built in the street in the 1970s by the Housing Commission were demolished in 2002. This street was one of four subsequently absorbed into a new subdivision and renamed.

Acknowledgement of Country

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