Lake Macquarie History

Windermere 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.

Windermere Park is a neighbourhood on the Morisset Peninsula about 3 km west of Sunshine and about 1 km south east of Bonnells Bay. The Windermere Park Estate was subdivided in 1924 and would be named from Windermere Lake, the largest lake in England. The old English word 'mere' means lake.

The placename of Windermere Park in the Parish of Morisset was assigned the designation of suburb on 10 August 2001. In Lake Macquarie LGA the boundaries are shown on map GNB 3506 (Source: NSW Geographical Names Board). Reticulated water came in 1963 (Source: "Pipelines and People" by J Armstrong).

Reference

Gnb.nsw.gov.au. (2019). Place name search - Geographical Names Board of NSW. [online] Available at: http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming/placename_search [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019].

Armstrong, John W & Hunter District Water Board (N.S.W.) 1967, Pipelines and people, Hunter District Water Board, [Newcastle, N.S.W.]


Streets in Windermere Park