Contribute to the Collection

Community Donated Artefacts - What historical treasure is hidden under you house? 


While Tomaree Museum is yet to locate a physical space, the Tomaree Museum Association has received a significant donation of a number of artefacts with connections to local history and will begin cataloguing these in anticipation of being able to exhibit them at some stage in the near future.

Community Stories - Tell us your story about Port Stephens


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. These stories 'can be funny, sad, quirky, informative, humble or ostentatious. But they have to be true'.  


The website gives wonderful examples of stories being collected about the mid-north coast. We encourage you to do the same for Port Stephens and help preserve the region’s history for future generations


Tomaree Museum will accept all stories, photos and audio visual recordings but we need:

  • reference to any facts in your story so others can refer to them later

  • accompanying images to add interest and colour

  • permission to use any of the information provided - please acknowledge the owners of any images or material. Note that photographs taken before 1955 are generally considered out of copyright

  • Tomaree Museum will review all stories with an aim to include all of them in our collection for public reference and enjoyment 

  • in consultation with you, they will be reviewed and modified to ensure consistency and accuracy. All authors will be acknowledged and retain copyright of their work

Submit your story here:
If you want to submit your story as a separate document or want to add images, please e-mail them as an attachment to with a cross-reference to your name and story title.


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.


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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