Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society Inc

Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society Inc. is located in Toronto, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The society occupies the old Toronto Railway Station on the shores of Lake Macquarie and operates a museum, archive room and heritage research centre dedicated to recording and promoting the history of the […]

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Heritage of East Lake Macquarie

Heritage of East Lake Macquarie (HELM) is a heritage group based in the coastal towns of Swansea, Caves Beach, Belmont and Catherine Hill Bay, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. HELM promotes the heritage of East Lake Macquarie by sharing the region’s cultural material with the public through talks, public […]

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Maitland City Library

Established in 1946, Maitland City Library is located in Maitland, on Wonnarua Country, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. The City Library and its branches in East Maitland, Rutherford and Thornton, manage a large collection of books, records, images, audiovisual and oral history resources relating to the Maitland and Hunter Valley region. Its […]

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Lake Macquarie City Council Cultural Collections

Lake Macquarie City Council Cultural Collections is currently located at Speers Point, Booragul and Belmont, on the shores of Lake Macquarie, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. At the end of 2022, the museum portion of the Cultural Collections will be housed in the newly built Sugar Valley Library Museum, on the […]

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West Wallsend District Heritage Group Inc.

Located in Holmesville on Awabakal Country, the West Wallsend District Heritage Group (WWDHG) preserves the local past and ongoing history of the West Wallsend region, presenting displays of locally significant artefacts and records. Whilst the collection includes a diverse range of objects, knowledge, stories and memories, there is a particular emphasis on the coal mining […]

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Morisset Hospital Historical Society

The Morisset Hospital Historical Society operates from Morisset, near Newcastle, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter region of New South Wales. The group formed in 1997 to preserve and promote the history of the former psychiatric hospital. It collects objects and archive material. Displays of photographs, documents and hospital memorabilia are shown at the Morisset […]

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Maitland Gaol

Maitland Gaol is located in East Maitland, on Wonnarua Country, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.  Incorporating the intact, though decommissioned prison complex in its entirety, Maitland Gaol (which operated from 1848 to 1998) provides visitors with a variety of self guided, curator-led and educational experiences, focusing on its social, carceral and […]

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The Museum of Art and Culture

The Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) is located on the northern tip of Lake Macquarie at Booragul, on Awabakal Country, in the Hunter region of New South Wales.  Formerly known as the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, the MAC established in 1980 at Speers Point before moving to its current site in 1996. In […]

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Maitland Regional Art Gallery 

Maitland Regional Art Gallery is located in Maitland, on Wonnarua Country, in the Hunter region of New South Wales. As the heart of the region’s artistic and cultural life, the gallery incorporates almost 3000sq metres of accessible public space, including an immersive sensory garden, the Art Factory (a wing dedicated entirely to children and education) […]

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Morpeth Museum

Morpeth Museum occupies the restored Morpeth Courthouse overlooking the Hunter River in the village of Morpeth, on Wonnarua Country, in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Once a busy river port, filled with bond stores and hotels, Morpeth was the trading gateway to the Hunter Valley between 1832 and 1920, home to convict families, […]

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