TOMAREE MUSEUM PROJECT

WELCOME to the TOMAREE MUSEUM PROJECT

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We invite the community to contribute stories of about 200 words on any topic connected to the Port Stephens region including people, places, buildings, or events. 

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Tomaree Museum Project will develop a multi-purpose Port Stephens Centre which:

  • Documents, Protects and Promotes the history, character and changing natural environment of Port Stephens

  • Identifies challenges, risks and opportunities for a sustainable future for the region

  • Realises synergies between Port Stephen’s history and arts communities 

The Tomaree Museum Project Strategic Plan is to:

o   Gain Government and community support

o   Secure the best possible site in Port Stephens – Ideally Tomaree Headland.  Site Selection Analysis is underway and has              identified other excellent sites at Fly Point Nelson Bay and elsewhere.

o   Obtain Funding

o   Gather and secure museum treasure - virtual and physical artefacts

o   Develop Port Stephens Centre Infrastructure comprising:

  • A new, purpose built multi-use cultural centre with Tomaree Museum, arts and interpretive centre,  plus co-located stakeholder facilities

  • A Virtual Museum linking the network of Port Stephens historical, cultural and natural attractions

  • Protection and repurposing of any assigned Heritage Sites

The themes of the proposed regional museum include:

  • Natural history and sustainability

  • First Nations People - Worimi history

  • European discovery and impacts

  • Pioneering settlement

  • Maritime history

  • Naval and military history

  • Industry - pastoral, fishing, mining,

  • Modern development and tourism

ABOUT US

The Tomaree Museum Association Incorporated aims to develop a  regional museum and interpretative centre to document, protect and promote the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS

The Tomaree Museum Association acknowledges the Worimi people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters upon which Tomaree Museum stands. We should like to pay our respect to the Elders past and present, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be culturally sensitive including records of people who may have passed away.

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