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Former Woodburn Shire Chambers









Located at the former Woodburn Shire Council Chambers
Adam Street Coraki NSW

 Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Saturday         1pm - 4pm
or by appointment

Address:                       PO Box 6 CORAKI NSW 2471

Contact:                        President - Mr. Ron Parker              02 66832043
                                        Treasurer - Mrs. M. Williams             02 66832086

                                           Adults              $2.00
                                           Children           50c accompanied by an adult

Meetings:                      4th Friday of the month except December & January
                                         when no meetings are held.

Committee Meeting:
Social Meeting:             2pm (with guest speaker)

Membership:                Annual Fee            $5.00
                                         Joining Fee           $1.00
                                         Benefactor            $100.00
                                         Newsletter             $5.00 per year (optional)

New members are very welcome.

Aims, Objectives & Highlights

The Mid-Richmond Historical Society aims to represent the villages of Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head, Broadwater and the surrounding districts. Memorabilia of the area is displayed and preserved. Mid-Richmond history is being researched and published.

Some highlights of the display are as follows:

1. The Woodburn Shire Council meeting room contains the Shire Boards, early photographs of the four villages and World War I and II Honour Boards from around the district.

2. The River Room has a series of wonderful photographs showing the part played by the river in the development of the Mid-Richmond area.

3. Other rooms in the museum house wartime memorabilia, kitchen and laundry items, family photos and many other items of interest.

4. The machinery shed contains a collection of horse drawn implements and other equipment from earlier times.


Research material & facilities available

The museum also has extensive files, fully indexed for use in research, family histories, a microfiche and microfilm reader, photocopier, computer and facilities for taking and processing black & white photographs.


"The Richmond River Herald",
(Published in Coraki), July 1886 to June 1942

"The Clarence and Richmond River Examiner",
(published in Grafton), January 1873 to December 1887

The North Coast Bibliography
Births, Deaths and Marriages for New South Wales


   Publications for Sale


Coraki Public School - 125 years 1868-1993                                      $12.50 + $2 postage

Dungarubba Public School Centenary 1987                                             $6 + $2 postage

Love from Aunty Gladys - Gladys Hunt's life story
by Nita Haynes                                                                                                $10 + $2 postage

New Italy School
by Jack Tinker                                                                                                   $6 + $2 postage

In and Around the Mid Richmond with George Hunt
Photographs of the Mid-Richmond edited by Nita Haynes                 $12 + $2 postage

Battler's Boomtown - Coraki in the 1890s
by Pauline Curby                                                                                              $5 + $2 postage

Ferry to Bridge - Crossing the Richmond at Coraki
by Marie Newman                                                                                             $6 + $2 postage

Australia's Own Tea Tree Oil - A local history of the industry
by Marie Newman                                                                                             $5 + $2 postage

How it Seamed - Cricket on the Mid-Richmond 1850s - 1890s
With an index of 1200 people involved                                                       $8 + $2 postage

Dear Karen from Pop - Autobiography of Kiwi Barnes
by Maurice (Kiwi) Barnes                                                                                $8 + $2 postage



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