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Lake Macquarie History

Land Grants at Lake Macquarie c. 1838[18]

1). Discovery of Lake Macquarie by Europeans in 1800

2). Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld - Newcastle and Lake Macquarie 1825

3). Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld first discovered coal on the Ebenezer estate while building a chimney. After the closure of his mission Bahtahbah, he worked to establish a coal mine at Ebenezer. Read more about the Ebenezer Coal Mine here

4). Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld was a close friend of Rev. John Williams who was killed by cannibals at Erromango in November 1839. Select here to read more about Rev. Threlkeld in the 'Memoirs of the Life of Rev. John Williams' by Ebenezer Prout

5). Obituary of Mrs. Threlkeld in 1825

6). Obituary of Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld - Sydney Morning Herald 13 October 1859

7. An Australian Language as spoken by the Awabakal, the people of Awaba, Lake Macquarie, being an account of their language, traditions and customs - Lancelot Threlkeld

8). John Bingle's excursion to Lake Macquarie in 1822

9). The United States Exploring Expedition arrived in Port Jackson in November 1839. Two men from the expedition travelled by steamer to Newcastle and then made a fatiguing overland journey to Lake Macquarie.

10). Rev. Threlkeld's report on the Aborigines 1836..............correspondence to William Broughton, Lord Bishop of Australia in The Calcutta Christian Observer including an interview with the man charged with the murder of Richard Cunningham (brother of Allan Cunningham)

11). Edward Gostwyck Cory - Selected land at Wangi in 1829

12). Biraban and John Mander Gill

13). Eraring

14). Early residents near Lake Macquarie -

William Brooks

Lieutenant Jonathan Warner

John H. Boughton

James St. John Ranclaud

Rev. Threlkeld

Walter Rotton

Percy Simpson

Richard Cape

George Chivers

James Arndell


1). Coal Mines in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie 1862 -Sydney Morning Herald 22 August 1862

2). A Trip Round the Lake 1870 - Maitland Mercury June 1870

3). On an Australian Lake1897 -Sydney Morning Herald 6 November 1897

4). Suburbs History - Lake Macquarie Council

5). Lake Macquarie Family History Group



Boolaroo/ Speers Point Boolaroo History


Fennell';s Bay The Fennell Letters: Record of a Pioneer Life - Lake Macquarie City Library


Teralba Teralba's Lost Boys of WW1 - Lake Macquarie City Library
Teralba Soldiers WW1 - Adfa AIF Project

Discovering Anzacs - Teralba

Teralba Heritage Study - Lake Macquarie City Library



Select here to find out more about early Eraring Dr. Henry Leighton Jones - Monkey Jones


Wangi Dobell House - Wangi

Confessions of a Wangi Boy by Ron North


Morisset Morisset Hospital Historical Society

Morisset Soldiers WW1 - Adfa AIF Project


Rathmines History


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Lake Macquarie looking North. Illustrated Sydney News 12 July 1879