Jewells, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||3,120 (2011 census)|
|• Density||488/km2 (1,263/sq mi)|
|Area||6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Lake Macquarie|
Jewells is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and north-east of the town of Belmont.
The suburb was named for John Jewell, who used to lead hunting parties in Jewells Swamp, which was home to waterfowl, kangaroo and emu. The swamp and Jewells Beach were used for a commando training course in World War II. The public school opened in 1977. Jewells Plaza Shopping Centre opened in 1982.
- History of Jewells (Lake Macquarie City Library)
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