The Tomaree Museum and Cultural Centre will use audio and video from members of the TMA and the community to tell the stories of our region and capture forever the memories and wisdom of our elders.

Tomaree Museum Collection

Members of the Tomaree Museum Association collect artefacts donated by pioneering families of the area.


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During WW2 over 20,000 US Troops and over 2,000 Australian Troops trained at HMAS Assault in Port Stephens - here is rare footage from 1943.


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Chop Talk

Local Salt Ash Farmer Monty Bull talks about historic axes in the Museum collection.




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The Tomaree Museum Association have been honoured to receive photographic collections from
former Newspaper owner (the former Port Stephens Pictorial), Journalist, Photographer and Television News Stringer Arthur Renforth who has generously donated photos from his collection of photography from 1965 to the 1980's.

The family of long time local, Ray Alley who operated a photography business specialising in stunning photography of the area, have generously donated his extensive collection of images.

As the site grows we will be digitising, cataloguing and posting galleries and accompanying information to this area of the Museums Collection.

Photo by Ray Alley

Photo by Arthur Renforth


The Tomaree Museum Association is beginning to build a collection of Audio Oral Histories of local elders in our community and putting together Podcasts on different subjects of interest in

subjects of history and ecology.

As the site grows, this will be the page to locate and listen to these recordings.

An Edison Wax Cylinder Phonograph from the Tomaree Museum Collection.