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21st August 2019
Reference:   35188
Placename:   Lake Macquarie
Designation:   Lake
Status:   Assigned 2nd July 1971
Previous Name:   Awaba Lake
LGA:   Lake Macquarie
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 04 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 36 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 03 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 36 04
Topographic Map:   Catherine Hill Bay
1:100000 Map:   Lake Macquarie 9231
Parish:   Wallarah
County:   Northumberland
Description:   Lake connected with the Tasman Sea by a narrow passage. It is about 25 km in length and about 10 km in width being of irregular form with numerous bays and reaches. The entrance to the lagoon is about 23 kilometres south south west of Newcastle through the Swansea Channel and Lake Entrance.
Origin:   LAKE MACQUARIE; named after Gov. Macquarie in 1826. P 1. Originally called Reid's Mistake after a sea captain who thought he had arrived at the Hunter River. P. 9. (info. from Reid's Mistake - Clouten)
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