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Library Catalogue  [Jan 2018 2mb .zip ]
Cemetery Index  [
Feb 2017 367kb .pdf]
Subject Index  [Feb 2017
565kb .pdf]

Here are our recent library acquisitions, for the last twelve months, formerly published in our quarterly Journal.
June - December 2017
April - June 2017
January - March 2017

See also a description of the Computer Indexes  held in our Library, and the Filing Cabinets.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS: [Donors in square brackets]
June - December 2017
A gentleman lag: the journeys of William Swallow Evison [2017]: James, Elizabeth. A4/MAR/08 [Elizabeth James]
A guide to Richmond Main colliery: in 1930. AH8.323/50/01 [Eric Marshman]
A pictorial history of Linton 1839-1989: Linton & District Historical Society Inc, comp. AV8.360/16/01 [Eric Marshman]
Another walk through the town: a nostalgic walk through the Muswellbrook town centre [2017]: James, Bruce. AH8.333/36/02 [Heather Dunn]
Cameron of Beersheba: the charge of the 4th Brigade Australian light horse at Beersheba Palestine 1917 [2017]: Harrison, Geoff. A4/CAM/02
Cops and robbers: a guide to researching 19th century police and criminal records in Victoria, Australia [1990]: Harris, Helen Doxford, Presland, Gary AV5/05/06 [Eric Marshman]
Family history talks 1988-1994: Creswick Historical Museum. AV8.363/01/01 [Eric Marshman]
Gallipoli [2014]: FitzSimons, Peter. A7/81/22 [Pat Healion]
Life on the goldfields: fifteen letters 1853 to 1861 taken from an article by Graeme Wynn in the journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society [1979]: Creswick & District Historical Society.    AV8.363/16/02 [Eric Marshman]
Michael Scott: an artistic life [2017]: Saxon, Doug. A4/SCO/03
Mulwee school centenary 1889-1989: one hundred years of Swan Bay history [1989]. AH8.324/48/04 [Alison Morris]
Muswellbrook in pictures 1985: incorporating Muswellbrook in pictures c1912 [2017]: James, Bruce AH8.333/36/01 [Heather Dunn]
NMH 1932 Apr-June: sport reports and results [2017]: Snippers. NLP/08/1932b
NMH 1932 Apr-June: suburban & Hunter news [2017]: Snippers. NLP/06/1932b
NMH 1932 Jul-Sep sport reports & results [2017]: Snippers. NLP/08/1932c
NMH 1932 Jul-Sep: domestic notices & accident reports [2017]: Snippers. NLP/03/1932c
NMH 1932 Jul-Sep: Newcastle news [2017] Snippers. NLP/05/1932c
Rock this city: live music in Newcastle 1970s-1980s [2016]: Sheather, Gaye. AH8/35/01 [Gaye Sheather]
Sites of wonderous treasure: the story of Hill End [1989]: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. AN8.850/01/07 [Alison Morris]
Stories from the sandstone: quarantine inscriptions from Australia's immigrant past [2016]: Hobbins, Peter, Frederick, Ursula, K & Clarke, Anne AN7/32/11
The first 150 years: the history of education in the Muswellbrook shire: Benson, Gordon. AH8.333/45/01 [Heather Dunn]
The Herald 2017 Apr-June: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2017]: Walker, Val, comp. NLP/03/2017b
The Herald 2017 Jan-Mar: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2017]: Walker, Val, comp. NLP/03/2017a
The Herald 2017 Jul-Sept: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2017]: Walker, Val, comp. NLP/03/2017c
The Richmond Vale railway [1989]: Preston, R G. AH8.323/50/02 [Eric Marshman]
The Tamar Valley and its people: the years of change 1840-1940 [1984]: Paige, R T. NDev8/25/ [Eric Marshman]
Truro in the eighteenth century: interlocking circles [1990]: Palmer, June. NCo8/01/02 [Eric Marshman]
Truro in the seventeenth century: a pattern of place and people [1989]: Palmer, June. NCo8/01/01 [Eric Marshman]
Wiltshire militia orders 1759-1770: index names, courts martial, promotions, demotions, discharges etc. [1994] Cole, Jean A, ed. NWi5/70/01 Eric Marshman]
Women's business: midwives on the mid north coast of New South Wales to 1950, a study of Armidale, Kempsey and Port Macquarie [2015]: Kyle, Noeline J. AN7/32/10 [Noeline Kyle]

Nowra General Cemetery: known burials, transcriptions & photographs, Roman Catholic [2016]: Shoalhaven FHS. AN5/15/CD33
Nowra General Cemetery: known burials, transcriptions & photographs, Presbyterian [2016]: Shoalhaven FHS. AN5/15/CD34
Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, North Street Nowra: known burials, transcriptions & photographs [2016]: Shoalhaven FHS. AN5/15/CD35
1881 Census of Great Britain: England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Royal Navy [1999] 2 Replacement CDs: Latter Day Saints. M5/20/CD02a [Debra Graham]

April - June 2017
An historic graveyard: some early records of Port Fairy Cemetery 2nd edn [2005]: Simons, P Frazer. AV5/15/04 [Val Walker]
Australia [with paintings by Percy F S Spence]:[reproduction of the book first published in 1910 [1982]: Fox, Frank. A7/01/30 [Donation]
Births & baptisms, marriages & de facto relationships, deaths & burials New South Wales1811-1820 [2017]: Smee, Craig James. AN5/12/38b
Burrawang School Centenary 1878-1978 [1978]: Burrawang School Centenary Committee. AN8.577/48/01 [May Armitage]
Cities of London & Westminster & Borough of Southwark …[folded map from Scots Magazine] [1761]: Bell, Andrew. NLo9/16//03 [Nita Fraser]
Coalmining related deaths Hunter Valley, NSW 1951-1975 [ 2017]: Maxwell, Frank, Higginbottom, G, & Engel, M. AH5/12/39
Cooranbong, first town in Lake Macquarie 1826-1996: a history including Martinsville and Dora Creek [1997]: Chamberlain, Michael. AH8.265/01/02 [Pat Healion]
Descendants of Thomas Chipp & Jane Langley 1788-1998 through their grandson Thomas Thompson[1998]: Schoch, M Joan, comp. A4/LAN/01d [May Armitage]
Edgar Marceau, the man and his photography: a 1920’s photographic legacy of the Barrington Tops, the Allyn Valley and its people [2016]: Hancock, Allan. AH8.422/01/04
Encyclopedia of surnames: the complete companion to tracing your name’s history [2007]: Ayto, John. A2/31/02 [Donation]
Family and local history handbook 8th edn [2004]: Blatchford, Robert & British Association for Local History. L2/10/38 [W & K Nunn]
Forgotten men: the Australian Army Veterinary Corps 1909-1946 [2011]: Tyquin, Michael. A7/82/15
From convicts to comedies: a history of Scone’s court houses [2012]: Antcliff, Veronica. AH8.337/68/01
Genealogy online 5th edn [2001]: Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. L2/20/27 [W & K Nunn]
Gold and silver: photographs of Australian goldfields from the Holtermann Collection [1973]: Burke,Keast, comp. A7/16/05 [Donation]
Hawkesbury 1794-1994: the first two hundred years of the second colonisation [1994]: Barkley, Jan & Nichols, Michelle. AN8.756/01/02 [May Armitage]
He must have swum! Tracing your ancestor’s arrival in Australia [1995]: Reakes, Janet & Johnson, Eileen B. A2/10/20 [May Armitage]
Henry Dangar’s Neotsfield 1825-2015 [2017]: Knodler, Gregory, J E. AH8.330/01/13 [G J E Knodler]
History of Brooklyn [Hawkesbury, NSW]: Johnson, Noel E. AN8.083/01/01 [May Armitage]
History of Mungindi to 1988 [1988]: Mungindi & D HS. AN8.406/01/01 [May Armitage]
History of Wyndham [NSW] 3rd edn [1993]: Wyndham Public School. AN8.550/01/01 [May Armitage]
Hub of the Flinders: the story of the Hawker District embracing …Cradock, Wilson, Hookina and Wonoka [1980]: Mincham, Hans. AS7/01/02 [May Armitage]
Index of births [handwritten] registered at Newcastle West, NSW [1894]: AH5/12/38
Index to John Turner’s Photos of Old Newcastle [1981] Ashford, Margaret, comp. AH7/25/04a
Instructions for American servicemen in Australia 1942 [reprint, Oxford Univ. 2006]: U.S. Army - Deptof War and Navy. A7/40/03 [Nita Fraser]
London’s forgotten children: Thomas Coram and the foundling hospital [2013]: Pugh, Gillian. NLo7/40/01 [Nita Fraser]
Lost relations: fortunes of my family in Australia’s Golden Age [2015]: Davison, Graeme. A7/18/28 [Brian Engel]
Magna Carta and all that: a guide to Magna Carta and life in England in 1215: [800th anniversary edn 2015]: Green, Rod. N7/40/01 [Nita Fraser]
May’s diary 1887: the thoughts of Mary Emily (May) Spencer…in her own words [2017]: Spencer, Mary Emily. A4/SPE/01 [Margaret Ashford]
More old Gosford and district in pictures [1978]: Dundon, Gwen. AN8.250/01/05 [Gail Goddard]
Most obedient servants on the Monaro and Far South Coast: [a history of school education] [1994]: Cornell, John Bernard. AN8.630/48/01 [May Armitage]
Newcastle Girls’ High School: magazine [Nobbys][1971]: Newcastle GHS. AH9/63/15c [W & K Nunn]
Newcastle’s Hunter Street: the first hundred years[with photos by Ralph Snowball] [2017]: Keating, Julie, comp. AH8.300/01/04
NMH 1932 Apr-Jun: domestic notices & accident reports [2017]: Snippers. NLP/03/1932b
NMH 1932 Jan-Jun: court reports [2017]: Snippers. NLP/04/1932a
Oxford companion to local and family history [1996]: Hey, David, ed. L2/10/29 [W & K Nunn]
Researching convicts (Handy solutions ser. no.6) [2007]: Central Coast Family History Society. A7/14/38 [W & K Nunn]
Spencer and Harriet Butler: the story of their origins and of their family in Australia [1982]: Thomas,Thurles. A4/BUT/02 [Donation]
St Matthew’s Windsor: an Anglican landmark celebrating 200 years [2016]: Jack, Ian & Barkley- Jack, Jan. AN7/85/05
St Stephens Church, Kurrajong: Parish Registers Vol. 2 1903-1936 [2017]: Upton, Chris, comp. AN5/12/37b
The Colonel: a biography of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Cameron DSO & Bar [of Rouchel] [2015]: Harrison, Geoff. A4/CAM/01
The heather to the Hawkesbury: [a family’s immigration from Scotland to Australia] [2016]: Hunter, Sheila. AN7/18/11
The Herald 2016 Oct-Dec: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2016]: Walker, Val. NLP/03/2016d
The Hunter Region in the Great War 1914-1918[2017]: Ray, Greg & Sylvia. AH7/81/13
The Kerry girls: emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme [2014]: Caball, Kay Moloney. A7/18/27
The Ladies of “Saumarez” [Armidale]: the story of an Australian country house and the women who called it home [1988]: Philp, Anne. AN8.350/17/02 [May Armitage]
The Native-born: the first white Australians [2000]: Molony, John. A7/01/24 [Donation]
The Rouchel: a history [2008]: Harrison, Geoff. AH8.336/01/01
The Stephens Family, Moonan Flat, New South Wales [2012]: Jobe, Beryl & Stephens, Mike. A4/STE/03
Tingha Public School reunion 1-3 October 1988: Tingha Public School. AN8.369/48/01[May Armitage]
Tracing your ancestors through [English] local history records: a guide for family historians [2016]: Oates, Jonathan. N5/05/04
Up she gets, for up she must! Account of a journey [by the first Dominican Nuns] from Kingston, Ireland to Maitland, Australia in 1867 during the age of sail [2001]: Hellwig,    Elizabeth. AH7/85/26 [Sr Elizabeth Hellwig]
Where pioneers lie: St John’s Cemetery, Campbelltown [1991]: Campbelltown and Airds H S & Munro, Jim. AN5/15/121 [May Armitage]
Years of change: [a nostalgic view of Australia in the 20s, 30s, and 40s] [1981]: Sharpe, Alan. A7/01/32 [Donation]

Coalmining related deaths Hunter Valley NSW 1951-1975 [2017]: Maxwell, Frank, Higginbottom, G, & Engel, M. AH5/12/CD01d
Family histories of John Buchanan (1875 -1928)[and] John Williams Buchanan (1880-1916) [2017]: Buchanan, Garry. A4/BUC/CD01 [Garry Buchanan]
Historic Wyong Shire: over 1400 photos [n.d]: Wyong Shire Council. AN8.259/95/CD02 [Lee Broadley]
Historical and statistical account of New South Wales [1875]: Lang, John Dunmore. AN7/01/CD06
Immigration deposits 1862-1875: [records missing from Pastkeys CD] [2017]: Madden, Peter, comp. AN5/44/CD03
Index to Ipswich Cemetery Burial Register 1847-2014 [2017]: Ipswich Genealogical Society. AQ5/15/CD08
Remembrance: Newcastle’s First World War memorials [2017]: Shilling, Maree and Ken. AH5/70/CD3
St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney: a history [2007]: Sydney Anglican Cathedral. AN7/85/CD01 [Lee Broadley]

January - March 2017
Brief history of Lambton Fire Brigade Station [and Hamilton, New Lambton, Broadmeadow & Adamstown] [2016]: NSW Fire and Rescue. AH8.299/01/05 [NSW Museum of Fire]
Brunker family history [2016]: Brunker, Patricia, comp. A4/BRU/02 [Patricia Brunker]
Butterworth family history and papers. [2016]:Butterworth, Ruth, comp. A4/BUT/01 [John Butterworth]
Centenary of education 1863-1963: commemorative issue of ‘Laurae’, school magazine [1963]: Scone District Rural School. AH8.337/48/01 [Margaret Ashford]
Coffs Harbour Historic Cemetery [2016]: Morrow, Ruth & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.AN5/15/230 [Sharon Nunn]
Dear Lyn: war letters written by Corporal Eric Douglas Regan, 2/5th Australian General Hospital 1940-1944 [2016]: Regan, David & Sharon, comp. A7/81/21 [Sharon & David Regan]
Donald McKay Harper: one of the first policemen of Coffs Harbour [2013]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. A4/HAR/01[Sharon Nunn]
From Scone to the head waters of the Hunter: a survey of properties and people, following the Gundy Road and various side-roads along the way 1896-97 [1963]: Bridge, M H (Mac). AH8.337/10/02 [Margaret Ashford]
Historic sites of Coffs Harbour [2012]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/01/07 [Sharon Nunn]
History of Sawtell including Toormina [2009]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.452/01/01 [Sharon Nunn]
History of the Bellinger River District Hospital [2015]: Rogers, Charlotte. AN8.454/32/01 [Sharon Nunn]
History of Woolgoolga [2014]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.456/01/02 [Sharon Nunn]
Industries of Coffs Harbour [2012]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/60/01 [Sharon Nunn]
Korora and the Big Banana [2016]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/01/08 [Sharon Nunn]
Looking back: [reminiscences and family history in the Manning/Taree area] [198?]: Mooney, Dallas.A4/MOO/01 [Sharon Nunn]
Merewether & the Junction: nineteenth century industrial towns [with photos by Ralph Snowball] [2016]: Keating, Julie. AH8.291/01/02
NMH 1932 Jan-Mar: domestic notices & accident reports [2016]: Snippers. NLP/03/1932a
NMH 1932 Jan-Mar: Newcastle news pp.1-254 [2016]: Snippers. NLP/05/1932a
NMH 1932 Jan-Mar: sport reports & results [2016]: Snippers. NLP/08/1932a
NMH 1932 Jan-Mar: suburban & Hunter news [2016]: Snippers. NLP/06/1932a
NSW & ACT Association of FHS: State Conference 2016, Camden, “Cow Pastures and Beyond” :Delegate Package: NSW & ACT Association of FHS. AN2/10/2016 [Col Hay]
Pioneers of Portland Head … Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers and squatters of…New South Wales and Southern Queensland [1976]: Arndell, R M. AN7/17/01 [Wendy Swan]
Raymond Terrace Historical Cemetery: list of graves [1975]: Port Stephens Shire Council. AH5/15/083b [Dulcie Hartley]
Salisbury Public School 1875-1972: Salisbury via Dungog. [Back to Salisbury School Reunion] [1991]:Davis, Paul. AH8.420/48/03 [Dulcie Hartley]
Scone's Olympia Theatre: from rink to theatre [1995]: Ashford, Heather. AH8.337/01/07 [Margaret Ashford]
South Solitary Island Lighthouse [2013]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/12/01 [Sharon Nunn]
The Founding of a city: Coffs Harbour [2009]: Pitman, Merv & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/01/05 [Sharon Nunn]
The Great War 1914-1918, World War One Scone District [2015]: Bell, Denise, comp. AH8.337/81/01 [Margaret Ashford]
The Herald 2016 Apr-Jun: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2016]: Walker, Val, comp. NLP/03/2016b
The Herald 2016 Jul-Sep: domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2016]: Walker, Val, comp. NLP/03/2016c
The Way we worked in Newcastle and the Hunter Vol.1 [2016]: Ray, Greg & Sylvia. AH7/60/18
Time chart of Coffs Harbour: beginnings [2011]: Davey, Marie & Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. AN8.450/01/06 [Sharon Nunn]

Hunter hotels and licensees: Guilford, Elizabeth, comp. Transcribed from card index by Julie Keating. [2016] AH5/89/CD01

COMPUTER INDEXES available in the  library

The Subject Index contains references to journal articles, microfiche, maps, some books (where the title is not descriptive of the subject) and chapters in books. It is best used by scrolling down the alphabetical list of subjects.

The Journals Index lists all our exchange and donated journals. It includes the name and address of each society and the title of the journal.

The Cemetery Index is very comprehensive. It includes references to books, journal articles, microfiche, CDs and maps.

These have the following 5 sections: Surname, Local History and Subject Files, School Photos and Miscellaneous.

Our aim is to make our resources as accessible as possible to as many members as possible. If you need help using them please ask.
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