Yarrawonga Park, New South Wales

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Yarrawonga Park
New South Wales
Yarrawonga Park is located in New South Wales
Yarrawonga Park
Yarrawonga Park
Coordinates 33°05′53″S 151°32′06″E / 33.098°S 151.535°E / -33.098; 151.535Coordinates: 33°05′53″S 151°32′06″E / 33.098°S 151.535°E / -33.098; 151.535
Population 377 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2264
Location 7 km (4 mi) E of Morisset
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Morisset
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Yarrawonga Park:
Lake Macquarie Balcolyn Balcolyn
Lake Macquarie Yarrawonga Park Silverwater
Bonnells Bay Brightwaters Mirrabooka

Yarrawonga Park is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located on a peninsula east of the town of Morisset on the western side of Lake Macquarie.

History[edit]

The name is of Aboriginal origin but its meaning is uncertain.

Casuarina (she-oak) trees were situated among the waterfront. This attracted the timber industry, as timber from such trees were good for roofing. Shingle Splitters Point (named after the workers, who were called "shingle splitters") in neighbouring Balcolyn was used as an anchorage and loading place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yarrawonga Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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