The following information has been provided by the Muswellbrook Shire Local and Family History Society Inc. Any enquiries regarding information contained on this page should be directed to the Society.

Muswellbrook Shire Local and Family History Society ABN 34 631 778 680

Founded 11th June 1958.

Muswellbrook Library
126 Bridge Street
PO Box 450

Phone: 6541 5940

Open Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm
or by appointment.


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. To promote public access to our collection and research facilities. To promote information, advice and assistance to individuals, community groups, organisations and businesses.


The Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm at the rear of the Muswellbrook Library building. All members and visitors are most welcome to attend.

Mail Enquiries

Members outside the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter area are allowed 2 hours free research by the research officer in any calendar year. Members may carry out research for other members.

Items For Sale

Gifts and Memorabilia 
Weidmann Cottage Spoons $4.00
Wooden Framed Prints (Historic Local Buildings) $25.00
Key Rings $2.00
Fridge Magnets (plastic & flexible) $2.50
Book Marks $2.00
Pens (With the inscription of “Muswellbrook Local & Family History 1958-2008”) $4.00
Single Postcards & Envelopes $1.00
Postcards – (Set of 5 different homes) $5.00
Postcards – (Set of 4 different homes) $3.00
(Postcards consist of Pen Sketches of Skellater House, Weidmann Cottage, Brighton Villa,St. Albans Hall, Old Nurses Home, Barber Shop)
Sketches of Old Muswellbrook – (Scenes of Muswellbrook 1934-1936 from the Sketchbook of William Patrick Walsh)  
Biographical Register of Muswellbrook & District – (Volume 1) $5.00
Biographical Register of Muswellbrook & District – (Volume 2) $20.00
Muscle Brook to Muswellbrook – A Brief Chronological History (Revised edition) $10.00
A History of St Alban’s Anglican Church, Muswellbrook
(Compiled to Commemorate the Sesquicentenary of the Church 1843 - 1993
Out of Stock  $10.00
The Ghost Line – Booklet (A brief history of the Sandy Hollow to Maryvale Line) $2.50
Denman Post Office – Booklet (A short history) $5.00
The Denman Disaster – By Rob Tickle MSL&FHS (The Great Denman Fire-8th Nov., 1928) $5.00
M Campbell & Co. Booklet, Muswellbrook, Scone, Denman & Aberdeen.
(A brief History)
Notes of a Trip Through the Northern District – Compiled by Rob Tickle for MSL&FHS
(Maitland to Murrurundi)
Personalities of the Past $20.00
Muswellbrook Coal Company. The First 90 Years 1907 – 1997.
Compiled by John McDonald
“The Beat Goes On”
Muswellbrook Band History 1874 – 2006
Prepared By Norma Fowler
“The first 150”
(History of Education in the Muswellbrook Shire) By Gordon Benson.
Convict Ships. – Compiled by Rob Tickle (An alphabetical list) $10.00
Donations by Residents of Muswellbrook & Denman Districts – 1914
(To Brentwood Hospital, Denman Red Cross, Muswellbrook War Distress Relief Fund & Sheepskin Relief Fund)
Sale – Estate of Late Thomas Cook – 5th March 1913
(Maps of Cook’s Hill Subdivision along with a List of Purchasers)
The Market Reserve - including the Union. – Compiled by Bill Spicer  $20.00
Over the Bridge and through the Gates. – Compiled by Bill Spicer(travelling north on the Great Northern Road)  $15.00
Building Census of Birralee Street – Compiled by Rob Tickle  $10.00
Cars on the Hill - Hillview circuit Muswellbrook & disc. – Compiled by Bill Spicer(from a story by Lem Rose).  $15.00
“Whats in a Name”…. McCully’s Gap Book – By John McDonald  $15.00
What Happened on the Common – A brief history of the Common  $10.00
From cesspits to water closets – A short history - By Bill Spicer  $10.00
Library 150 – 150 years of Libraries in the Muswellbrook Shire – By Bill Spicer  $10.00
Anyone for Tennis – Compiled by Bill Spicer  $10.00
Muswellbrook Railways – By John McDonald  $15.00
The First Rescue Station $7.50
(The Development of a Mine Rescue Organization on the Northern Coalfields of New South Wales)  
Denman Cemetery Disc – A set of 2 DVD’s(Includes Data, Photos of visible & readable headstones, Maps & includes the Columbarium At St Matthia’s C/E Church - $5.00 extra for P/H) $25.00
Muswellbrook Cemetery Discs – A set of 3 Dvd’s(Includes Data, Photos of visible & readable headstones & Maps - $10.00 extra for P/H) $60.00
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