Muswellbrook Shire Local & Family History Society Inc. Objectives.

  1. To collect, preserve and promote the social, cultural and physical history of Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter region, its environs and its people, for future generations.
  2. To promote public access to our collection and research facilities.
  3. To promote information, advice and assistance to individuals, community groups, organizations and businesses.


The Society meets on the third Saturday of each month at 12.00 Noon (except December & January) in the Community Room at the rear of the  Muswellbrook Library. All members and visitors are most welcome to attend.


The Society maintains its records and a small museum in a room adjacent to the Community Room at the rear of the Muswellbrook Library at 126 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook. The Society is open every Saturday from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.  The Society may be opened at other times by appointment if resources permit. Interested groups are most welcome. An opening fee of $10.00 applies.

Office Bearers:    
President: Lionel Ahearn (02) 65432223
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Vice President: Helen Ellis (02) 65432319
Secretary: Heather Meissner (02) 65431809
[email protected]
Treasurer: Rosemary Lougue (02) 65425160
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Public Officer: Mal Rothe (02) 65425160
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, Mayor of Muswellbrook Shire

Mr Tony McTaggart

Annual Membership Fees:

Single: – $25.00.  Double: – $35.00.
Pensioners:Single – $15.00.  Double – $25.00.
Joining fee: – $5.00. (One-off)


Research undertaken in the Society’s Room.

Cost:   Members – Free.      Non-Members – $7.00 per session.     Commercial Fee – $25.00 Per Hour

Mail Inquiries:  – Members outside the Muswellbrook & Upper Hunter area are allowed 2 hours free research by the research officer in any calendar year, there after $10.00 per hour.  Note that members may carry out free research for other members.

Non-Member mail Inquiries:  $12.50 Per Hour.

Charges for the use of the Microfilm Reader/Printer:

Members: $1.00 per hour plus printing. Non-Members: $12.50 per hour (Pro rata if less than an Hour) plus printing.

Printing:  Members: A4 – 50c or A3 – $1.00 per page.  Non-Members: A4 – $1.00 or A3 – $2.00 per page

Photocopying:  25 cents per A4 page.        40 cents per A3 page.