Photographic Collection

The Tomaree Museum Association has recently received donations of photographic collections from the family of Ray Alley and from Arthur Renforth.

As the website builds, we hope to create gallery's of images for research, reminiscing and enjoyment.

Images from the Ray Alley Collection

Classic Ray Alley Whale photograph (2004)

Whale Day 2009 (from the Ray Alley Collection).

Images of Port Stephens from the Ray Alley Collection

Images from the Arthur Renforth Collection

Early game of rugby at Bill Strong Oval (from the Arthur Renforth Collection)

Opening of the Nelson Bay RSL 1967 (from the Arthur Renforth Collection)


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.