Oral Histories

The Tomaree Museum and Interpretative Centre actively collects a variety of oral histories

These significant stories are an intangible but significant element of our region's rich history.

We are digitising and making publically available as many as our resources allow so check this growing collection again to find yet more interesting stories of Newcastle and the Hunter.

Hear stories about Port Stephens from a variety of locals

.... including TMA members John 'Stinker' Clarke and Frank Future


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 traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and waters. We pay our respects to elders past and present.

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