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Local History Research Sites

Local History

Explore the history, development and environment of Muswellbrook, Denman and surrounds through online resources available or visit our Muswellbrook branch for access to an extensive collection of local historical information.

Our Collections

The Muswellbrook and Denman Libraries hold an extensive range of print, microfilm and microfiche records  information relating to the local area including historical records. Our records include locally produced publications, publications relating to mining and industrial development, local newspaper and newsletter archives and local government records.

A selection list of resources can be found linked below or search our online catalogue for more. Be sure to register for a history help session if you need some help getting started on your research.

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Research Online

Find information about the townships of Muswellbrook and Denman with these publications made available by Muswellbrook Shire Council.

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The Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) provides online access to more than 19 million images of historical maps, plans, titles, registers and indexes.

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Free Settler or Felon is an on-going project gathering details of the lives of people who lived in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Central Coast in the early days of settlement. This site has some fantastic resources for both family and local history research. 

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Search Trove to explore amazing collections from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives as well as digitised local newspapers, maps and photographs. It’s free and available online all day, every day.

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This Guide lists a number of resources in the NSW State Archives collection to help local historians trace the history of a place.

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Please note: During working hours—For all after hours enquiries, visit our contact page

Please note: During working hours—For all after hours enquiries, visit our contact page

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7 Ogilvie St,
Denman NSW 2328

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Monday — 10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 4:30pm ​
Tuesday — 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday — 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday - 10:30am - 2:00pm

Friday - 10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturday - closed
Sunday - closed

126 Bridge Street,
Muswellbrook NSW

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Phone: 02 6543 1913
Fax: 02 6543 1325

Email: Send us an email

Hours

Monday — 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday — 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday — 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday — 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday— 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday— 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday— closed