Mirrabooka, New South Wales

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Mirrabooka
New South Wales
Population 748 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 940/km2 (2,420/sq mi)
Established 1927
Postcode(s) 2264
Area 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 8 km (5 mi) E of Morisset
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Morisset
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Mirrabooka:
Yarrawonga Park Silverwater, New South Wales Silverwater, New South Wales
Brightwaters Mirrabooka Sunshine
Lake Macquarie

Mirrabooka is a suburb on a peninsula east of the town of Morisset on the western side of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the West Ward of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

History[edit]

The town's name, an Aboriginal word for either the Southern Cross, or "dog died here", was formerly known as Mirraview. Early industries were timber cutting and fishing. A school operated from 1936 to 1972. The town fell into decline after 1970, but has since undergone a resurgence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Mirrabooka". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°06′54″S 151°33′04″E / 33.115°S 151.551°E / -33.115; 151.551