Raymond Terrace & District Historical Society Inc.

Est. 1974

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Links

Here are some links to other web sites that may be of interest. We have grouped the links into various sections to make them easier to navigate. We have links to other local museums and attractions of interest, as well as links to other historical societies around Australia. We have also provided a list of useful resources for those wanting to research their family history. Please note that these lists are by no means exhaustive, and please contact us if you feel there is an important link we're missing.

Local Attractions

Here are some links to local attractions within the Port Stephens area.

Peaceful Palms - Bed & Breakfast Watch the sun go down through the trees from the extensive upstairs balconies, or walk 150 paces to the Hunter River at Riverside Park. Take the time to sit still and calm by the frog pond in the back yard or sit under the willow tree & watch the birds.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens The gardens cover an area of 140 hectares, much of which has been preserved as natural bushland.
Fighter World Aviation Museum Fighter World is a showcase of Australian Fighter and aircraft related history, providing a unique insight into the past and the present.
The Hunter Chapter of Museums Australia (NSW) The Museums and Historical Societies of the Hunter Valley reflect a diverse and compelling window into the Region's past.
Culture Port Stephens Culture Port Stephens is a network for those active in the arts, culture and lifestyle of Port Stephens. Managed by Port Stephens Council, this community partnership presents a range of opportunities to be involved.

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Historical Society Links

Here are some links to other Historical Societies throughout NSW and the rest of Australia.

Royal Australian Historical Society Encouraging the study of Australian history. Includes a list of over 350 affiliated local history and special interest societies throughout Australia.
Port Stephens Family History Society The Society's home is located at the old Lemon Tree Passage School, which is now the Tilligerry Community Centre
Richmond River Historical Society The Society is based in the Richmond River region of Northern NSW, extending from the head of the river at Woodenbong and extending to the mouth at Ballina.

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Genealogy Sites

This list is designed as a handy starting point for novice family researchers and also as a useful central resource for the more experienced among us.

State Records NSW For anyone wanting to explore the official archives of the State of New South Wales.
National Archives of Australia Containing many Commonwealth government records, this is a rich resource for any history buff.
State Library of New South Wales Contains many useful catalogues, indexes and online resources related to NSW.
NSW Registry of BDM The Registry provides free access to unrestricted birth, death and marriage family history indexes.

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