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MID-RICHMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 

 

Former Woodburn Shire Chambers


 

 

 

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Museum

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

Admission:
                                           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:   1.pm
 
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.

MICROFILM -

"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

MICROFICHE -
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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