The Bogey Hole was constructed by order of Commandant Morisset in about 1820 for his own personal use and was originally known as the “Commandant’s Baths”. Morisset was Commandant of Newcastle from 1819 to 1822. The name “Bogey Hole” was applied afterwards and comes from the Aboriginal word meaning “to bathe”.


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  • Paul Barber
    Paul Barberover 7 years ago

    Pretty cool picture. I am learning how to take similar pics, but I haven’t quite mastered it yet.

  • Flissy
    Flissyabout 6 years ago

    Many a memory here when I was growing up…I love the ‘motion’ of the water… still to master that…

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Congratulations Mark on winning the Newcastle NSW, Lake Macquarie & Surrounding Regions Christmas Challenge with this beautiful image of the historic Bogey Hole.

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    Top image Mark – Congratulations Very well deserved!

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