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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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.

Recent Acquisitions 2020 August to December


Bennett, Michael   Pathfinders: a history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW [2020]   AN7/06/03

Emm, Adele    Tracing your female ancestors [2019]   N2/10/08

Cook, Bob   Fine strapping men: the history of strapping at Newcastle [2000]   AH7/61/05

Smith, Clive   Port Macquarie's last convicts [2019]   AN7/14/03

Harrison, Jennifer   Shackled: female convicts at Moreton Bay 1826-1839 [2016]   A7/14/43

BHP Co Ltd   Seventy-five years of development in industry [1960?]   A7/61/02

Rees, Peter   ANZAC Girls: the extraordinary story of our World War I nurses [2014]   A7/81/25

Kopittke, Rosemary   Treasures in the Australian Government Gazettes [2015]   A2/10/22

Hicks, Shauna   Discover your sporting ancestors [2015]   A2/10/23

Reed, A. W.   Aboriginal place names [1967]   A5/28/01

Foley, Dennis & Read, Peter What the Colonists never knew: a history of Aboriginal Sydney [2020] AN7/06/04

               Lysaght 1857 - 1957 [1957]   A7/61/03

Dunn, Mark   The convict valley [2020]   AH7/01/73

Telecom Australia   Newcastle 1972 telephone district directory: STD area code 049 [1972]   AH5/83/06

Macfarlane, M. E. & A. D.  The Scottish radicals: tried and transported to Australia for treason in 1820 [1975]                                           A7/14/44

Schulha, Alek   Beneath the shadows of Mount Molly Morgan: history & stories of Greta Camp 1939 - 1960                              [2020]   AH7/18/02

Saxon, Doug   Eraring's history: farming, monkeys & electricity [2020]   AH8.264/01/02

Hayman, Anne   Joan Corlis nee Williams: 4 June 1917 - 15 March 2008   A4/COR/03

Farmer, Kerry   Arrivals in Australia from 1788 [2015]   A5/40/11

Larcombe, Frederick A.   The development of local government In New South Wales [1961]   AN7/79/02

Parker, David   Guide to Baptist historical resources in Australia [2014]   A2/10/24

Hicks, Shauna My ancestor was in an asylum: brief guide to asylum records in Australia and New Zealand                             [2014]   A2/10/25

Scanlon, Mike   Past Port: stories from articles on Port Stephens and beyond [2020]   AH7/01/74

Hunter, Cynthia   People property power: Plashett Jerry's Plains [2010]   AH7.330/36/01

Spicer, Bill   Over the bridge and through the gates: travelling north on the Great Northern Road [2009]                                AH7.333/50/01

McLeod, Ian Keith   The Morris family of West Maitland: the story of the Morris and Browne families of the                                      Hunter Valley 3rd Ed. [2020]   A4/MOR/06

Tickle, Rob   1885 Land and stockholders in the Upper Hunter, NSW   AH5/35/09

Ahearn, Lionel, ed   Biographical register of Muswellbrook and District  Vol 2 [2010]   AH3/32/09b

Spicer, Bill   The Market Reserve: including the Union [2009]   AH7.333/10/01

Blackman, Cally   100 years of fashion [2012]   L7/26/04

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Dec: court reports [2020]   NLP/04/1933b

Snippers   NMH Newcastle news Index Oct-Dec 1933 [2020]   NLP/05/1993e

Simkus, Marie & Kevin, & O'Rourke,  Julie   Methodist Cemetery Oakhampton 1849-1894 [Reprint]                                                                                    [2020]   AH5/15/05a

Snippers   NMH Newcastle news Oct-Dec 1933 [2020]   NLP/05/1933d

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Dec: miscellaneous news from Australia & overseas [2020]   NLP/02/1933b

Snippers   NMH 1933 Oct-Dec: domestic notices & accident reports [2020]   NLP/03/1933d

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Dec: Industrial & Mining news [2020]   NLP/07/1933b

Snippers   Sports reports  & results: Oct-Dec 1933 [2020]   NLP/08/1933d

Keneally, Thomas   Now and in time to be: Ireland and the Irish [1991]   R7/01/06

Osborn, Vicki   Black Hill Church cemetery: headstones & columbarium [2017]   AH5/15/124

FitzGibbon, Constantine   The Irish in Ireland [1983]   R7/01/07

Yarwood, A. T.   Growing up in Macquarie's Sydney [1985]   AN7/40/01

Pender, Seamus   A Census of Ireland circa 1659 [2002]   R5/20/01

Hanna, Denis O'D   The face of Ulster [1952]   R7/95/02

Amos, Keith   The Fenians in Australia: 1865-1880 [1988]   R7/14/01

Mac Annaidh, Seamas   Fermanagh and 1798 [2000]   RUl7/01/05

Cowper, A. S & Ross, I.   Caithness monumental inscriptions (pre-1855) Volume 2 [1992]   PHi5/15/03

Reid Richard E.   Farewell my children: Irish assisted emigration to Australia 1848-1870 [2011]   A7/18/29

Kakoschke, Kevin R.   Women of gold: the unsung heroines of the Goldfields [2011]   A7/16/07

Ramsay Silver, Lynette   The battle of Vinegar hill: Australia's Irish rebellion [2002]   A7/14/45

Muller, Peter & Richards, Trevor eds.   A pictorial history of Morpeth [1997]   AH7.321/95/01

Gregory, Fred M.   Selected source material on the early history of Newcastle and the Lower hunter area [1981]   AH7/01/75

Campbell, Stephen J.   The great Irish famine: words and images from the Famine Museum Strokestown Park, County Roscommon [1994]   R7/21/02

Munro, Allan Angus   Corkerbeg to Cuyahoga & Kiama [1991]   A4/COO/06

Livingston, Peadar   The Fermanagh story: a documented history of the County Fermanagh from the earliest                                   times to the present day [1969]   RUl7/01/06

Colo Shire Council   Shire of Colo Street directory 2nd ed.  [n.d.]   AN9/16/06

Oppenheimer, Melanie   Australian women and war [2008]   A7/81/26

English, Helen J   Music and world-building in the colonial city [2021]   AH7/35/01

Fletcher, Jim   Coming to the Wallamba: early Europeans in the Wallamba Valley ….  [2020]   AN7/17/02

Solling, Max   Town & Country: a history of the Manning Valley  [2014]   AN7/01/19

Doust, John   Past days around Wallis Lake, its rivers and villages [1999]   AN8.428/01/02

Gogarty, Susan   Tuncurry:  tapestry of a town  [2011]   AN8.428/01/03

Doust, John   Past days around the Manning River: its villages and early settlers  [2004]   AN8.430/01/02a

Sykes, Laura   The hospital at Nabiac  [n.d.]   AN8.312/32/01

Pitkin, Alison   Portraits of Paterson [2020]   AH8.421/01/15

Knodler, Gregory J. E.   The filming of Eureka Stockade Singleton 1947 - 1948 [2020]   AH7/35/02

Hunter, Cynthia   Essays on Seaham [2002]   AH8.324/01/16

Borough, Chris   Connecting Forster and Tuncurry: the unique Forster ferry service [2016]   AN8.428/50/01

Hafey, Larry   They made me! [2020]   A4/HAF/01

Low, John   Blue Mountains: pictorial memories [1991]   AN7/01/20

Wright, June   The history of Forster [1998]   AN8.428/01/04

Keating, Julie & Wetherall, Lachlan   Adamstown & Broadmeadow…the early days of settlement [2020]                                                                  AH8.289/01/02

Whitelaw, Ella   A history of Singleton [n.d]   AH8.330/01/14

Bannister, Roland   Saving Grace: an orphan girl in Graman, Howell, and Tingha, NSW 1898-1912 [2020]                                      A4/MIT/03

The Hawkesbury Pioneer Families Bi-centennial Association Inc   The Green hills: Hawkesbury Pioneer                                                                                             Families Bi-centennial Map [1988]   AN3/60/02

Alderman, Helen   The John Nichols Family Society: Newsletter No. 69 May 2018 [2018]   A4/NIC/01g

Newcastle Flora and Fauna Society Protection Society   Glenrock natural history: a proposal for the                                                            establishment of a coastal State Recreation Reserve …. [1983]   AH8.290/10/01

Walker, Val   Newcastle Herald: Jan-Jun 2020 domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam &                                                              probate notices only [2020]   NLP/03/2020a

Spicer, Bill and Ahearn, Lionel   Early Muswellbrook: through the lens [2020]   AH8.333/01/06

Ahearn, Lionel, ed.   Little bits of history: Volume 1 [2020]   AH8.333/01/07

Library Acquisitions  -  November 2019 to March 2020


Cavalcade of History and Fashion   Luxury & leisure [2015]   A7/26/01

Cape Banks FHS   Marouba and district memories: a collection of personal memories, recollections and                                          photographs ….  [2009]   AN8.035/01/01

Chegwidden, Cathl   Wallsend proud: then and now [2019]   AH8.287/01/07

Grenham, John   Tracing your Irish ancestors 5th Ed. [2019]   R2/10/15

Merritt, John   That voluminous squatter: W.E Abbott, Wingen [1999]   A4/ABB/01

Entwisle, Audrey M   Scone in the 1990s: public buildings [1992]   AH8.337/36/01

Entwisle, Audrey   Music makers in Scone [1995]   AH8.337/35/01

Wright, Peter A.   Memories of far off days: the memories of Charlotte May Wright 1855 - 1929 Rev. 2nd Ed.                                [1988]   A4/WRI/02

Ashford, Heather   Moving images and the theatre: the Shiralee…filming in the Upper Hunter…Scones's Civic                               Theatre   AH8.337/35/02

Bain, Mace; Humphreys, Roger, & Blandford Hayes, Gillian   The Inn, the dentists and the school: histories of:                                  St Aubins Arms, the dentists of Scone, Scone Grammar School [1988]   AH8.337/01/08

Muir, Gloria   Bunnan: a history of a small town in the Scone Shire [2018]   AH8.337/01/09

Waters, Colin   Dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations [2002]   L7/22/03

Hall, Annegret   In for the long haul, the first fleet voyage and colonial Australia: the convicts' perspective                                  [2019]   A7/14/41

Ballina Shire Council   A community at war [2014]   AN8.478/80/01

Australian Society of Sports History   Sporting Traditions   A7/30/01

Eckford, Ian P & Huxley, Doug   The Eckford family in Australa - the early years [1988]   A4/ECK/01

Duggan, Paul   The mining heritage of Wallsend and Elermore Vale [2015]   AH7/65/30

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Sep: Newcastle news [2019]   NLP/05/1933c

Snippers   NMH Newcastle news Index Jul-Sep 1933 [2019]   NLP/05/1933d

Walker, Val   Newcastle Herald: Jan-Jun 2019 domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2019]   NLP/03/2019a

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Sep: domestic notices & accident reports [2019]   NLP/03/1933c

Snippers   Sports reports  & results: Apr-Jun 1933 [2019]   NLP/08/1933b

Snippers   Sports reports  & results: Jul-Sep 1933 [2019]   NLP/08/1933c

Snippers   NMH 1933 Apr-Jun Suburban & Hunter News [2019]   NLP/06/1933b

               Pickett Lines: Index and Updates [2005]   A4/PIC/01a

Wyndham, Alward & McInherny, Frances, eds.    The diary of George Wyndham of Dalwood 1830-1840 [1987]                               A4/WYN/01

Wright-Burgess, M J   The Wright story: an historical account of the Wright family of Nowendoc [2002]   A4/WRI/03

Sharp, Jean & Wallace, Stephen   Mayfield girl: a woman's search for a mother's love   A4/SHA/01

Harris, Lea   John Ashford and Rebecca Cheesman-Bell: their story and more [2019]   A4/ASH/02

Wilson, Don   Driven out: a paradise lost - a memoir of the lower Hunter River islands [2018]   AH7/01/71

Ashford, Margaret, ed.   Life in the upper Hunter: Mac Bridge remembers [2019]   AH7/01/72

Hanson, William   Geographical encyclopaedia of New South Wales [1892] [original]   STACK

Snippers   NMH Newcastle news Index Apr-Jun 1932 [2019]   NLP/05/1932b

Tweddie, Penny   Indigenous Australia standing strong [2001]   A3/14/01

Tatz, Colin & Tatz, Paul   Black gold: the Aboriginal and Islander sports hall of fame [2000]   A3/14/02

Darbyshire, John & Sayers, C E   Old gold and mining towns of Australia [1975]   A7/16/06

Flower, Cedric   The Antipodes observed: prints and printmakers of Australia   A7/95/09

Rookwood Cemetery   Unofficial WW1 memorials   AN5/15/237

Preston, Diana   Paradise in chains: The Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia [2017]   A7/01/43

Hill, David   Convict colony [2019]   A7/14/42

City of Greater Newcastle   Original roll of electors of the west ward in 1938 [1938]   AH5/25/29

Budge, Robin   Battlers all: a history of Pacific Palms and its school   AN8.428/01/01

NSW Government Printer   Electoral roll 1937 Waratah NSW [1937]   AH5/25/30

               Lysaght venture: a survey of the activities in Australia of the John Lysaght … [1935]   AH7/61/04

Grothen, John F   The history in and about Glenrock Lagoon [1982]   AH8.291/01/03

Edwards, Elisabeth   In sickness and in health: how medicine helped shape Orange's history [2011]   AN8.800/32/01

Baxter, Carol   The madness of "Mac" surnames [2018]   L2/10/54

Smith, Helen V   Google the genealogist's friend [2016]   L2/10/55

Levenick, Denise May   How to archive family photos: a step-by-step guide to organise and share your photos                                     digitally [2015]   L2/24/09

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Sep Suburban & Hunter News [2020]   NLP/06/1993c

Snippers   NMH 1933 Jul-Sep Suburban & Hunter News [2020]   NLP/06/1993d

Walker, Val   Newcastle Herald: Jul-Dec 2019 domestic notices and index of deaths, funerals, in memoriam & probate notices only [2020]   NLP/03/2019b