Lake Macquarie History

Rankin Park

The City Council of Lake Macquarie acknowledge the Aboriginal people known today as the Awabakal, as the traditional Custodians of the land, respecting Aboriginal Elders past, present and future. Lake Macquarie City Council recognise the local Aboriginal community today in all of their diversity, who came forward to share their experiences, knowledge, images and memories.

The highly respected Newcastle solicitor Archibald Rankin was Chairman of the Royal Newcastle Hospital. The Rankin Park hospital and the suburb of Rankin Park were named after him. A section of Rankin Park is in the LMCC area.

Streets in Rankin Park