Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

Lake Macquarie History Links

Australian Inventions

Discovery of Lake Macquarie by Europeans - 1800

Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld - Newcastle and Lake Macquarie 1825

Ebenezer Coal Mine here - 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.

Memoirs of the Life of Rev. John Williams - Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld was a close friend of Rev. John Williams who was killed by cannibals at Erromango in November 1839. Read more about Rev. Threlkeld in the 'Memoirs of the Life of Rev. John Williams' by Ebenezer Prout

Obituary of Mrs. Threlkeld - 1825

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

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

John Bingle's excursion to Lake Macquarie - 1822

United States Exploring Expedition - 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.

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)

Edward Gostwyck Cory - Selected land at Wangi in 1829

Biraban and John Mander Gill

Eraring - Early Days

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

External Links

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

A Trip Round the Lake 1870 - Maitland Mercury June 1870

On an Australian Lake 1897 - Sydney Morning Herald 6 November 1897

Boolaroo Bulletin - A Centenary Publication 1898 - 1998

Suburbs History - Lake Macquarie Council

Lake Macquarie Family History Group