Eleebana, New South Wales

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Eleebana
New South Wales
Population 5,498 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,410/km2 (3,650/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2282
Area 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Charlestown
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Eleebana:
Lake Macquarie Warners Bay Mount Hutton
Lake Macquarie Eleebana Tingira Heights
Valentine Croudace Bay Floraville

Eleebana is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Newcastle's central business district along the eastern shoreline of Lake Macquarie.

History[edit]

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eleebana (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°59′46″S 151°38′06″E / 32.996°S 151.635°E / -32.996; 151.635