Related Publications

The following list of related publications has been collated by the Tomaree Museum Association to promote interest and research in local history. Many are available from Tomaree Library or can be purchased from local historical associations listed on the Useful Links page. Please let us know if you know of any other references which should be added to our list.


Bairstow, Damaris (2003): A Million pounds, a million acres : the pioneer settlement of the Australian Agricultural Company, Cremorne, NSW: D. Bairstow, 2003

Bartlett, M. A. (1980): The Port Stephens Story, Nelson Bay, NSW: Port Stephens Historical Society

Benson, David (editor) (c2015): The Present State of Karuah, Port Stephens: Re-visiting Robert Dawson’s Accounts of his early contacts with local Indigenous Australians 1825 to 1829

Broomham, Rosemary (c2010): Myall Lakes National Park: A people's history, Nelson Bay, NSW: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Clarke, John (2013): Oysterman the world's biggest oyster farm, Fingal Bay, NSW: John Clarke

Clarke, John (2013): The Outer Light, Fingal Bay, NSW: John Clarke

Clarke, John (2011): Old Salt, Fingal Bay, NSW: John Clarke

Clarke, John (2009): Broughton Islanders, Fingal Bay, NSW: John Clarke

Fraser, Yvonne (2002): Henry F. Halloran in Port Stephens, the Legacy, Tanilba Bay, NSW: Port Stephen's Family History Society


Fraser, Yvonne (2014): Bob's Farm Cadre Camp: Refugees from Timor in Port Stephens during World War II, Tanilba Bay, NSW: Port Stephen's Family History Society


Fraser, Yvonne and Dial, Marie (2004): Convicts of the Australian Agricultural Company, 1825- 1850, Tanilba Bay, NSW: Port Stephen's Family History Society

Gaudion, Denise (2019): History and Heritage of Tanilba House, Tanilba Bay, NSW: Port Stephens Family History Society

Gaudion, Denise (2010): Fly Point Burial Ground Nelson Bay, Tanilba Bay, NSW: Port Stephens Family History Society

Hoskins, Ian (2013): Coast : a history of the New South Wales edge, Sydney, NSW: New South Publishing

Hunter, Cynthia (1996): Raymond Terrace and District: History and Heritage, Raymond Terrace, NSW: Raymond Terrace and District Historical Society

Murdoch, A. (2017): Sheer Grit, Nelson Bay, NSW: The Blue Cow Press

Parry, Sir Edward (1790-1855, re-published 1952): Early Days of Port Stephens - extracts from Sir Edward Parry's Diary, Newcastle, NSW: Cambridge Press

Pfennigwerth, Ian (2007): The Naval Heritage of Port Stephens, Ian Pfennigwerth , Nelson Bay, NSW: Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol

Port Stephens Family History Society Inc: Port Stephens Pilot, Jul 1926 to Feb 1930, Index of Domestic and other Notices, CD-ROM


Port Stephens Family History Society Inc: Anna Bay Lawn Cemetery, Headstone Inscriptions and Photographs, CD-ROM


Port Stephens Family History Society Inc: Nelson Bay Cemetery, Carumbah Memorial Gardens and Columbarium. Headstone  Inscriptions and Photographs, CD-ROM


Ramsland, John & Mooney, Christopher (2016): Remembering Aboriginal Heroes : struggle, identity and the media, Melbourne, Victoria: Brolga Publishing

Russell, Kevin (2018): Port Stephens Narrative, Nelson Bay, NSW: Port Stephens Historical Society

Scanlon, Mike (2020): Past Port, Mayfield West, NSW: WHO Publishing

Smith, Joseph Michael (2016): Bush Mates - a guide to the wildlife of Nelson Bay,

Smith, Michael & Steinbeck, Graeme (2016): The Guns of Tomaree,

Tawse, Dawn (1998): The guiding light in Port Stephens heritage : Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse, Nelson Bay, NSW: Nelson Head Lighthouse & Rescue Station Reserve Trust

Tomaree Family History Group (2013): Pioneers and their descendants : Nelson Bay, Port Stephens and beyond : 1824 -1920, Corlette, NSW: Tomaree Family History Group Nelson Bay 

Winn, Janice: (2018): Hawks Nest A Bird's Eye View, Tea Gardens, NSW: Janis Winn


Various Port Stephens Historical Society booklets available at Tomaree Library: 'Local History', 'History of Tourism', 'History of Transport', 'Shipwrecks in our Region', 'History of Nelson Bay Marina', 'The History of Fishing in Port Stephens',  'The Lost Ships of Port Stephens/Newcastle', 'Extraordinary People - Sir Edward Parry and Lady Isobella Parry'


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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