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

Monty Bull talks axes

.... interviewed by TMA member Doug Cross


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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