Library Catalogue

Our Library Catalogue, Cemetery Index and Subject Index are updated on a regular basis. To view and search the catalogue or these indexes please download the appropriate PDF file and open it with Acrobat Reader. New Library acquisitions are recorded separately and are listed below until they can be incorporated into the catalogue. Please also refer to these lists.

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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.

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The Society holds a large collection of cemetery records - both from the Hunter Valley and from around Australia. 


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or download and search our various holdings for the Hunter Valley, NSW or  our cemetery holdings from other Australian states or from overseas in the list below.

Australia: General including Guides

Australian Capital Territory

NSW (outside the Hunter Valley)

Indexes, Registers and Reports of Coroner's Inquests in NSW

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia


New acquisions are listed below as our most recent purchases may not appear in the catalogue so please investgate both locations.

Library Acquisitions July – September 2019


Hunter Valley Research Foundation    Newcastle and the Hunter region 2000-2001 [2000]    AH5/90/01
Wright, Jim    The friends of the University of Newcastle: history, activities and achievements    AH7/48/13
Baxter, Carol J, ed.    General Muster List of New South Wales 1823, 1824, 1825 [1999]    A5/20/11/c.2
    Old ordnance survey maps: Kentish Town & Camden 1870        M9/14/40
    Old ordnance survey maps: Kentish Town & Camden 1913        M9/14/41
    Old ordnance survey maps: Liverpool (Prince's Park) 1905    M9/14/42
Mathieson, Alan    Newcastle city mission    AH8.300/39/01
Swan, Keith    A history of Wagga Wagga [1970]    AN8.650/0102/
Suters Architects and Planners    Heritage Study: Newcastle central business area Background paper [1988]    AH5/64/03
Cramer, Debby    Newcastle: gateway to the Hunter [1980]    AH7/95/05
O'Donnell, D    The history of early Newcastle 1800-1870    AH7/01/70
University of Newcastle    Cetus: The University of Newcastle Australia 40 years    AH7/48/14
Street, Elaine V.    Fleming family Newcastle 1836-1982    A4/FLE/02
Hanna, Cliff    Bandits on the Great North Road [1993]    AH7/15/05
    UBD complete street directory of the city of Newcastle [1972?]    AH9/16/08
Taylor, Ross    In the black: the Auscoal super story [2011]    A7/65/02
Maitland & Beyond Family History Inc    Many were sent some stayed: the female convicts connected to       Maitland [2019]    AH7/14/11
Charters, Colin    Just add water: the times and tides of the Newcastle Rowing Club [2009]    AH7/30/33
    Our Lady of Lourdes golden jubilee book [1994]    AH7/85/29
Callen, Terry    St Peter-in-Chains Stockton centenary 1887-1987 [1987]    AH7/85/30
    A history of St Patrick's and St Brigid's church and cemetery Cooranbong [2015]    AH7/85/31
Neil, W D    A tour of the old north road from Castle Hill to Wiseman's Ferry    AN8.775/95/02
Young, Lindsay & Breen, Michael    Impressions; spotlight on the Hunter Valley [2003]    AH3/60/3/c.2
Keating, Christopher    A history of the army camp and migrant camp at Greta, NSW 1939-1960 [2019    AH8.334/18/01
    Newcastle Western Suburbs Hospital 1885-1985, 100 years of service [1985]    AH7/32/18
Evans, J H M    Give thanks: commemorating the 101st anniversary of the beginning of Methodism in Waratah [1955]    AH8.298/85/01
    Arnott's: 125 years of making & selling biscuits [1991]    AH7/55/04
Woodford, Mel & Richards, Jan    They sent me north: female convicts in the Hunter [2019]    AH7/14/12
Holton, Graham S.    Tracing your ancestors using DNA    A2/15/05
Gardner Brown Planning Consultants    Beaumont Street Hamilton: urban design study [1990]    AH8.303/79/01
Kirkpatrick, Brianne & Combs-Bennett, Shannon    The DNA guide for adoptees    A2/15/06
Gutteridge Haskins & Davey    Newcastle road hierarchy and transportation study: public transport    AH8.300/79/01
McIntyre, Julie & Germov, John    Hunter wine: a history [2019]    AH7/66/04
Urbis Pty Ltd    Newcastle coastal revitalisation strategy: master plan report    AH8.300/79/02
Bettinger, Blaine T.    The Family Tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy, 2nd ed. [2019]    A2/15/03a
Blishen, Diane    Wallis Plains (now Maitland) settlers 1818 [2018]    AH7/17/01
Osborn, Vicki & Watson, Marcia    Female convicts assigned to George Wyndham [2019]    AH7/14/13
Ramsland, John    The struggle to establish Blackbutt Reserve, Kotara    AH8.289/79/01
Newcastle City Council    Carrington study: local environmental study no.3 [1981]    AH8.294/79/01
DeBerg, Marion    Stories from Sunnyside: Ellen White in Australia 1891-1900 [2017]    A4/WHI/02
Hawkesbury Historical Society    Spanning the history of Hawkesbury's history: Journal of HHS Vol 1 [2006]    AN7/01/18a
Hawkesbury Historical Society    Spanning the history of Hawkesbury's history: Journal of HHS Vol 2 [2006]    AN7/01/18b
McKillop, Bob    Furnace, fire and forge: Lithgow's iron and steel industry 1874-1932 [2006]    AN7/61/02
Bell, Ted    Ebenezer Church - Australia's oldest [2009]    AN7/85/08
Mein, James D.    The Coromandellers Ebenezer    AN7/18/12
Sagazio, Celestina    Conserving our cemeteries [2003]    A2/24/01
Halliday, James & Jarratt, Ray    The wines & history of the Hunter Valley [1979]    AH7/66/05
NSW Dept of Lands    Village of Copeland [1932]  Map    Y3/AH79/1
Newcastle Crematoriun    Newcastle Memorial Park    Y3/AH80/1
    New Lambton school RAAF base WW2    Y3/AH81/1
NSW Dept of Lands Central Mapping Authority    Parish of Newcastle 1883    Y3/AH82/1
J.C. Bonarius, Auctioneer    Adamstown - Mssrs Bryant's auctions 1875    Y3/AH83/1
The Daily Telegraph    Aerial photograph of Newcastle [2004]    Y3/AH84/1
    Adamstown - Mssrs Bryant's auctions 1875 - buyers list    Y3/AH83/2


Library Acquisitions April to June 2019

Diver, Matt  Nicknames at Catherine Hill Bay [2005]  AH8.281/01/06
East Lake Mac Hist Soc  ANZAC centenary: a celebration of life and sacrifice 1915-2015 [2015]  AH8.280/81/01
Ferguson, Penny  Pickett lines: descendants of Samuel Piggott/Pickett and Mary Thompson [2005]  A4/PIC/01
Hunter Valley Research Foundation  This is Newcastle New South Wales [1969]  AH8.300/01/05
Keating, Julie  Wickham, Islington and Tighes Hill: the early days near Throsby Creek [2009]  AH8.293/01/01
Paton, Chris  Discover Scottish land records, 2nd ed [2017]  P5/35/01
Dolan, Allison  The Family Tree guidebook to Europe  S2/10/02
Keating, Julie & Wetherall, Lachlan  Lambton: a nineteenth century mining town [with photos by Ralph Snowball], 2nd ed [2019]  AH8.299/01/04
Bettinger, Blaine & Wayne, Debbie Parker  Genetic genealogy in practice [2018]  A2/15/04
Friends of the Battye Library  Convict records of Western Australia: a research guide [2016]    AW5/50/01
Clarke, Lorraine & Strickland, Cherie  Australia's last convicts [2016]  AW5/50/02
Snippers  NMH 1932 Jan-Mar: Suburban & Hunter News [2019]  NLP/06/1933a
Snippers  NMH 1933 Jan-Mar: domestic notices & accident reports [2019]  NLP/03/1933a
Snippers  NMH 1933 Apr-Jun: domestic notices & accident reports [2019]  NLP/03/1933b
Walker, Val, comp.  Newcastle Herald: Jan-Jun 2018 domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2019]  NLP/03/2018b
Snippers  Sports reports  & results: Jan-Mar 1933 [2019]  NLP/08/1933a
Snippers  NMH 1933 Jan-Jun: court reports [2019]  NLP/04/1933a
Snippers  NMH 1933 Jan-Jun: Industrial & Mining news [2019]  NLP/07/1933a
Snippers  NMH 1933 Jan-Mar: Newcastle news [2019]  NLP/05/1933b
Snippers  NMH 1933 Jan-Jun: miscellaneous news from Australia & overseas [2018]  NLP/02/1933a
Teale, Ruth, ed.  Colonial Eve: Sources on women in Australia 1788-1914 [1982]  A7/25/13
Punch, Marcus, ed.  Toby's gun ….: James Tobias Ryan's Reminiscences of Australia 1788-1894 [2017]  A4/RYA/02
Elder, Bruce  Blood on the wattle: massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788, rev. ed [1998]  A7/06/04 [Carol Frazer]
Campbell, Harold  Saint Anne's Church Merriwa 1881-1981 [1981]  AH7/85/28


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