Eraring, New South Wales facts for kids
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New South Wales
|Population||274 (2011 census)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) NE of Morisset|
|LGA(s)||City of Lake Macquarie|
|State electorate(s)||Lake Macquarie|
The area's name is Aboriginal in origin and means "that which gleams or glitters". Eraring was renamed Newport in the hope that a port facility would be built there, but this never happened. Some farming was established. Dr. Leighton Jones, who was known as the Monkey Doctor because he conducted rejuvenation operations using monkey glands, moved into the area in the 1930s. A public school opened in 1924.
Construction began on Eraring Power Station in 1975. It was completed in 1984. Most of the workers live in the surrounding area rather than in Eraring itself.
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