Raymond Terrace & District Historical Society Inc.

Est. 1974

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The Society can assist with any information relating to family and local history from our extensive archival files. The following services may be of interest.

Research Room

The Society maintains a Research Room at the Raymond Terrace Library at 18A Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace. Opening hours are Monday 9.30am - 2pm and Wednesday 9.30am - 2pm (excluding Public Holidays), or by appointment.

We can assist with family history, local history, historical photos and various local history publications. If you are unable to attend the research room in person, please email us at research@sketchleycottage.org.au with your contact information and details of the subject you'd like to research. Please note that research fees will apply.

Our resources include:


From the beginning of 2009 we have copies of our quarterly newsletter available online in PDF format.

Publications For Sale

The following publications are produced by the Society:

Echoes of War
They Were Here: Convicts of Raymond Terrace Volume I
They Were Here: Convicts of Raymond Terrace Volume II
Marriages from the Gloucester Examiner & Raymond Terrace Examiner 1894 – 1926
Clearing Out Sales Raymond Terrace & Lower Hunter 1895 – 1930
War Memorials of Port Stephens
Soldiers & Memorials of Seaham
Cemetery Master Index
Landholders & Others
Raymond Terrace Pioneer Cemetery
Obituaries  Volume 1   1893 – 1915
Obituaries  Volume 2   1916 – 1925
Obituaries  Volume 3   1926 – 1930, 1951 & 1953
Any two Obituaries Volumes
All three Obituaries Volumes
The Worimi: Hunter-Gatherers

We also have available for sale a large selection of publications not produced by the Society but covering the local district, among them are:

Raymond Terrace History & Heritage
Seaham School of Arts
Short History of Raymond Terrace

Please note that all prices exclude postage. If you would like to order any of our publications please email us at research@sketchleycottage.org.au and we can let you know about postage costs and book availability.

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