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Medcalf Street
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…, c.1911. … An article in the Newcastle Herald of 3rd April that year,reported: The Engineer reported having, along with the Shire Clerk, met with Mr Medcalf of Speers Point Land Company and Mr Hall, on the site of the proposed new subdivision at Speers Point, with a view of choosing a site…… in the…
Rotunda at Glendale
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… on timetables! … The rotunda served as a bus stop for buses between Cardiff, Wallsend, Young Wallsend (Edgeworth), West Wallsend, Speers Point and was the interchange for buses that met the the trains arriving at Cockle Street Station. It was reported to have been built in 1932 and was demolished in…
Marie Street
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…Marie Street … An unnamed street, Marie Street was named in the early 1950s. Captain Thunderbolt, the bushranger, was once reported near the site of what was to become Marie Street. (Source: The Post 2/11/1967). … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative Commons…… Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs…
Devoron Way
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…Devoron Way … Named after an early sailing ship, the Devoron was reported lost off Trail Bay on the mid north NSW coast in 1833. Deveron Way is a McCloy Group development in 2004. … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0…… Unported…
Black Jack's Point, Belmont
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…Black Jack's Point, Belmont … Rev. Threlkeld reported that 'Old Jacky's tribe lived near his mission station at Belmont in 1828. (Source: Lake Macquarie Past and Present p.16). … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0…… Unported…
Black Neds Point, Summerland Point
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…Black Neds Point, Summerland Point … 'Old Ned' and his family were reported as being the last Awabakal Aborigines in Lake Macquarie. … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License… Black Neds Point, Summerland…… Point … 'Old…
Walter Beadon Fennell
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… in his obituary in 1933. … An interesting character … Walter appears in the newspapers of the day on quite a few occasions, and more than one incident recounts a feat of heroism. … 1871 - A gun accident … The Newcastle Herald of 7th August 1871 reports a young man named Walter Fennell being injured…… “without…
Charlestown fire brigade history
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… have was a fire brigade. … The Newcastle Sun of Wednesday 1 December 1920 reported on a serious fire which highlighted the lack of preparedness of the community. … Charlestown blaze: £1000 damage done … John Patterson's grocers shop at Charlestown was burned to the ground last night and damage done………
Flagstaff, Swansea Heads
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…Flagstaff, Swansea Heads … Flagstaff was a tiny hamlet of about 12 houses that used to be at Swansea Heads. A report in the “Sunday Mirror” on 5 June 1960 states that the road to Flagstaff had been seriously eroded by the ocean. … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative………
Morisset Explorers Tree
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…Morisset Explorers Tree … In 1823 the Sydney Gazette reported on the expedition of Major Morisset making the first overland journey from Newcastle to Windsor. An arduous journey taking 9 days through inhospitable country. This … tree is purported to be the tree under which Major Morisset and his…… Macquarie,…