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Notes on the Origins and Locations of Place Names

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains,

New South Wales

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Aberglasslyn House - Sandstone house overlooking the Hunter River. Built for George Hobler in 1840. 3 miles from W. Maitland
Abbey Green - Estate of George Loder on the Hunter River near Singleton. Also owned by Alexander Warren and Archibald Mossman
Aberdeen - Aboriginal name Moonbil.  In 1828 Thomas Potter McQueen was granted 10,000 acres between Scone and Muswellbrook. He named this small township Aberdeen after his friend George Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen.
Aboriginal Grant - former 10,000 acre grant - for location see Dangar's 1828 map. Wahrah
Adams Green - Also Adams Flat or Black Adams Flat; after Isaac Adam White an Aboriginal man who lived there

Adamstown
- Named after Surveyor Thomas Adams, who surveyed the town in 1869
Aelaong - Co. Northumberland bounded on North by Pokolbin

Ahalton Farm -  In 1829 James McClymont's farm on the Hunter River adjoining Nelson's Plains. Later owned by Henry Carmichael
Albion Farm - 300 acres owned by John Tucker junior at Patterson's Plains 1823
Albion House - Store belonging to Edward Taylor near the Long Bridge, West Maitland
Albuera - Drummond Mountain range Liverpool Plains. Named by Captain Forbes of 39th Regt.,
Alderley Creek - Stroud.
Alderley House - situated on Bucketts Way halfway between Stroud and Booral. Built c. 1831
Alderley Stables - Established c. November 1831 by Sir Edward Parry near Stroud.

Allandale - After place in Scotland. Grant to Captain Alexander Anderson - Upper Hunter River
Allandale - parish of NSW bounded N. by Branxton; S by Pokolbin; W. by Rothbury
Allan's Hill - Called after the Harbour Master Mr. Allan who resided there (1876); also known as Signal Hill; also known as The Sand Hills -  Soldiers camped there in 1878 - Newcastle
Allyn River - Co. Durham. Falls into the Paterson River
Alnwick - Parish in Co. Northumberland. Bounded on N. and E. by the Hunter River; W. by Maitland and S by Hexham. Later known as Cock-a-Dingy
Althorpe - Parish in Co. Durham bounded on N. by Vaux; W. and S by Hunter River and E. by Wynn.
Amboise  -   2,000 acre property that stretched from the coast between Wamberal and Terrigal Lagoons, all the way to Erina Creek. Estate of Willoughby Bean; David Maziere and Henry Donnison
Amersham - Cardiff/Glendale - Early name for Joseph Weller's land (1830's)
Anderson's Hill - Belmont. Named after John Anderson
Angora Heights - Teralba; also known as Billy Goat Hill

Annambah - Estate of George Cobb
Annandale - Estate of David Maziere - Hunter River - later Dalwood owned by George Wyndham
Annandale - House built by Major Edward Johnston - Paterson
Annasdale - Branxton - Dangar's Map
Anvil Creek  - A small tributary of Black Creek flowing through the village of Greta.
Apple Tree Flat - situated at Jerry's Plains
Apple Tree Flat - early name for Killingworth
Arcadia Vale - Ideal rustic paradise

Archerfield - Grant to George Bowman in 1825 at the Hunter River opposite the junction of Falbrook
Arden Hall Estate -  Estate of John Dowe - 12 miles from Scone
Arnott's Steam Biscuit Factory - Union Street Newcastle built in 1889
Arrarrowine - Run belonging to John Robertson - Liverpool Plains
Arundinetum - Mirrabooka - The name of Joseph Marshall's property at Sugar Bay and site of the sugar processing plant

Ash Island - Named by Colonel Paterson on June 17, 1801, on account of 'a very excellent wood similar in quality to ash, and grows as large". Estate of Alexander Walker Scott. Also known as Glandville or Greville Island
Ashton - homestead on Hunter River, Parish Ravensworth (Dangar's Map)
Atunga - Liverpool Plains. Bosley's station

Auchentorlie Estate - Residence of Police Magistrate Thomas Cook at Dungog
Auckland Street, Newcastle - Named after the Earl of Auckland who was b. 1784; holder of position in British Government
Avoca Point - Co. Northumberland six miles from E. Gosford

Awaba - A plain surface. Aboriginal name for Lake Macquarie. Town in Lake Macquarie shire
Awaba Park - Booragul
Awaba Park Estate - Marmong Point

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THE ABOVE INFORMATION HAS BEEN DERIVED FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES

Trove - National Library of Australia

Newcastle Morning Herald 11 December 1954

The Newcastle Sun 2 May 1918

The Newcastle Sun 26 January 1931

The Many names of Newcastle Mulumbinba

The Muswellbrook Chronicle 8 November 1899 ( native names of place from black tracker Jimmy of Muswellbrook)

Lake Macquarie History of Places

Newcastle Suburbs

Cadell, F.A., Survey of Newcastle, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1936

Davies, Noel, Convict Nobbys : the story of the convict construction of Macquarie's Pier and the reconstruction of Nobbys Island

Historical Roads of New South Wales

Keith H. Clouten, Reid's mistake : the story of Lake Macquarie from its discovery until 1890

County Electors in Newcastle 1855

Hunter Estates Comparative Heritage Study

The Dungog Chronicle 6 July 1949

The Scone Advocate 24 July 1894 (Muswellbrook names)

Wingham Chronicle 13 November 1931 (Manning River places)

King Tom's Aboriginal Geography in Memorandum of E.C. Close, in Australian Town and Country Journal, 12 January 1878, p. 8.

Aboriginal names, Australian Town and Country Journal 11 January 1879p. 17

Henry Thomas Ebsworth papers, June 1825-February 1827; with illustration and maps

Horsemen of the First Frontier (1788-1900) and the Serpent's Legacy Front Cover Keith Robert Binney

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 (many of the aboriginal terms above have come from this source which is probably the language of the lower Hunter tribes)(many of the aboriginal terms above have come from this source which is probably the language of the lower Hunter tribes)

Coal River Working Party - Ludwig Leichhardt in Newcastle

A geographical dictionary or gazetteer of the Australian colonies ... By William Henry Wells

Placenames as a guide to language distribution in the Upper Hunter - Jim Wafer

Lake Macquarie : past and present

Wangi Wangi Street Names by Clive Read

Forgotten place names of Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie: Parish of Awaba, County of Northumberland, Shire of Lake Macquarie. Parish map in 4 sheets and reference sheet: South East Sheet

Map of the Hunter River and its branches by Henry Dangar 1828

Robert Dixon's 1837 Map - Trove

Ensign Francis Barrallier's Map 1801 - Hunter Living Histories