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Lake Macquarie History Links



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. Threlkeld's Windmill 1837

5). 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    

6). Obituary of Mrs. Threlkeld in 1825  

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

8). 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

9). Early residents near Lake Macquarie -
William Brooks | Lieutenant Jonathon Warner | John H. Boughton | James St. John Ranclaud | Rev. Threlkeld | Walter Rotton | Percy Simpson | Richard Cape | George Chivers | James Arndell.

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

11). 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.

12). 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)  

13). Lake Macquarie 1825 - 1842....... Articles from various newspapers

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

15). Biraban and John Mander Gill

16).  Ebenezer Estate 1841

17). Eraring




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). Fishing the Lake 1879 (A petition by 425 residents to the Legislative Council regarding using nets in Lake Macquarie - Sydney Morning Herald)

4). Lake Macquarie 1897 -Sydney Morning Herald 6 November 1897

5). Suburbs History - Lake Macquarie Council

6). Lake Macquarie Family History Group

7). Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society Facebook page


1). Boolaroo/ Speers Point
Boolaroo History

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

3). 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

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

5). Wangi
Dobell House - Wangi
Confessions of a Wangi Boy by Ron North
Wangi Queen by Bonnie Murdoch
Wangi Wangi Time Line - Lake Macquarie Historical Society
Wangi Centenary  

6). Morisset
Morisset Hospital Historical Society  
Morisset Soldiers WW1 - Adfa AIF Project

7). Rathmines
Rathmines History  

8). Toronto
The Prince of Wales in Toronto 1920 - Sydney Morning Herald 26 June 1920