Eleebana, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||5,498 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,410/km2 (3,650/sq mi)|
|Area||3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Lake Macquarie|
Eleebana remained unsettled until it became part of the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie urban sprawl, due to its unsuitability for agriculture. This suburb lay at the northern boundary of Threlkeld's original Bahtahbah grant, and was just south of Warner's 1280 acres. Portion 40 of 158 acres, (Kahibah Parish) was granted to G.L. Yorston; Portion 41 of 167 acres to J.B. Watt; and Portion 42 of 194 acres to Thomas Adam.
The land was poor and steep and unsuitable for agriculture and remained unsettled. However, as was usual in those times, Halloran sold boatshed leases on the waterfront fronting Croudace Bay and sheds were built there and occupied during the summer. The council had difficulty in negotiating their removal after World War 1. Their sites were eventually added to Thomas H. Halton Park, Croudace Bay.
The first school opened in 1955 (Eleebana Public).
- History of Eleebana (Lake Macquarie City Library)