Coon Island

Coon Island in Lake Macquarie has been in the news lately, with calls for its name to be changed given the overt derogatory nature of the current name. I wholeheartedly agree that changing the name is the right thing to do.

I had to look up where the island is located, which is at the northern point of land above Swansea. 

I found an old Regional Charting Map in the Historical Land Records Viewer that shows the island.

Location of Coon Island on Regional Charting Map
Regional Charting Map overlaid into Google Earth, showing location of Coon Island.

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