MONDAY 10am – 2pm
WEDNESDAY 10am – 2 pm
THURSDAY 10am – 2 pm
Or by appointment – ring (02)66550382
Admission is $4.00 for Adults,
Children under 18 are free.
PO Box 490,
33-39 Hyde St,
Bellingen NSW 2454.
(02) 6655 0382
MONDAY 10am – 1pm
TUESDAY 10am – 1pm
WEDNESDAY 10am – 1pm
THURSDAY 10am – 1pm
FRIDAY 10am – 1pm
SATURDAY 10am – 1pm
Call 0418415032 for more information Admission is $3.00 for Adults
Children under 16 are free.
The Bellinger Valley Historical Society & Museums are a community based non profit organisation run by volunteers. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying the Aboriginal and European history of the Bellinger Valley and surrounding areas on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.
BELLINGER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2ND DECEMBER 2017 10AM
Launch by John Lean
Special Guest Wal Tyson (Long Time resident and descendant of original family settlers to the area)
OPEN DAY 10 am to 2pm
Enjoy a cuppa tea, cake and other nibbles
Have a look through the Museum
Talk to the Volunteers
Books for sale
Other items for sale
Maam Gaduying Park (Shire Council Park)
The Bellinger Valley Historical Society will be launching the latest John Lean book, Settlers of the North Bank, Raleigh and Repton
This is the last of John’s Settlers books. He has written The Settlers of the Never Never (Upper Bellinger River), The Settlers of the North Arm, The Settlers of the Upper South Arm and Spickett’ Creek and The Settlers of South Bellingen and Lower South Arm
The Bellingen & Urunga Museums are the only places where records of the history of this interesting valley are kept and made available to the community for perusal & research.
The collection includes: documents – family history, articles & newspapers, photographs, maps, paintings, books and artefacts – some of which date from pre-European settlement, all of which we are endeavouring to preserve.
Bellingen Shire Council provides no financial support so the role of volunteers is essential. If you are interested in history and can afford to volunteer a few hours of your time each week it will be very greatly appreciated.
When we have no volunteers, we cannot even open the Museum.
We need people to: help look after the artefacts; help to change & improve displays; learn to access documents; restore old photographs on the computer…. and anything else you can see needs doing!
At the moment we have a number of research projects. They include:
Aboriginal family history in the Bellingen shire.
Ambulance service & early form of medicare in Bellingen.
Timber Industry and the history of the Syndicate Track.
The Gumbaynggir people of the Bellinger Valley.
Early architecture and significant buildings.
Old Photo restoration.
The Alternative Lifestyle People of the Bellinger Valley – 1970s & 80s
If you would like to contribute to any of these or start one of your own, please come
& see us.