Lake Macquarie History

Murrays Beach

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.

David and Patrick Murray were granted 320 acres along the Lake Macquarie foreshore from Point Morisset from 1863. Coalmining was undertaken on this land, known as Murrays Pit. Coal extracted was transported from the site via a jetty at Murrays Beach. The name has a direct relationship to the topographical feature informally known to the community as 'Murrays Beach'.

The suburb of Murrays Beach was gazetted on 5 May 2006 following amendments to the boundaries of surrounding suburbs (LMCC). The subdivision was developed by Stockland Development Group.

There is a wildlife habitat corridor crossing the suburb from a reserve on the waterfront to Wallarah National Park.

Murrays Beach, in the Parish of Wallarah, is in the City of Lake Macquarie. The boundaries are shown on map GNB 3506.

Streets in Murrays Beach