Books & DVDs

MUSWELLBROOK CEMETERY DISKS
This set of three DVDs contain photos of all visible and readable graves in the cemetery. There is one photo of each grave in the lawn cemetery and two photos of each grave in the remainder of the cemetery, one of the headstone and another of the full grave. The accompanying Access database contains a full print out of the inscription and the location of the grave as well as the photo numbers. Three maps are also included on the first disk. Price
DENMAN CEMETERY DISKS
 This set of two DVDs contain photos of all visible and readable graves in the cemetery. There is one photo of each grave in the lawn cemetery and two photos of each grave in the remainder of the cemetery, one of the headstone and another of the full grave. The accompanying Access database contains a full print out of the inscription and the location of the grave as well as the photo numbers. Three maps are also included. Price
MUSCLE BROOK TO MUSWELLBROOK
 This publication lists the important happenings of the town from the first exploration of the area through to 1981. The important events are listed in chronological order. Numerous photos from the Society’s collection are included. Price
THE FIRST 150 YEARS. (History of Education in the Muswellbrook Shire)
 An amazingly detailed history of the many schools of the district. It includes not only the big schools, but also the many small one teacher schools that have now mostly vanished. Price
PERSONALITIES OF THE PAST
This booklet was produced to coincide with the Society celebrating 50 years of serving the town and district of Muswellbrook. It contains a brief look at the lives of a great number of personalities who helped to shape the area and make it what it is today. Coloured photos of these personalities are included. Price
M CAMPBELL & CO.
A brief history of the department store chain that served the Upper Hunter towns of Muswellbrook, Scone, Merriwa, Denman and Aberdeen for 117 years. It traces the development from the first store bought by Malcolm Campbell in South Muswellbrook through times of war, depression and drought to the final closure brought about by modern shopping trends. Price
THE GHOST LINE
This small publication contains a brief history of the Sandy Hollow to Mary Vale railway line. With accompanying photos it outlines the start/stop building of the line until it was finally finished to allow the hauling of coal to the port of Newcastle. Price
MUSWELLBROOK COAL COMPANYThe first 90 years from 1907 to 1997.
This publication traces the development of the Muswellbrook Coal Company from its beginning when coal was first noticed during the drilling for water. It includes many photos and a list of the many people who worked for the company. Price
OVER THE BRIDGE AND THROUGH THE GATESTravelling north on the Great North Road
The Great North Road has had many routes, one passing through Muswellbrook. The Great Northern Road was constructed some years later generally following the route of the New England Highway as it is today. Price
THE MARKET RESERVE including the Union
This work has grown from an earlier work by Bill Spicer called “Goods sold at the Union”. It includes the Union Story as it was only part of the use of the “Market Reserve”. Price
CONVICT SHIPS – An alphabetical list
 Ships are listed in alphabetical order to assist in identifying the ship and to obtain the correct spelling. The list shows 616 voyages made to transport convicts to NSW. Price
A HISTORY OF ST ALBANS ANGLICAN CHURCH, MUSWELLBROOK Compiled to commemorate the sequintenary of the church 1843 – 1993
The history reflects a great variety of service and love through the years. As a historical look at one part of Muswellbrook’s life it gives great insight. Price
RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE 50s Volumes 1 and 2
 A collection of stories bymany authors which cover the diverse life in the 1950s from farm, town, city, interstate and overseas. By reliving clearly remembered events and incidents the essence of these days have been captured. Price
BIOGRAPHICAL REGISTER – Volume 2
A comprehensive 100 page collection of family histories with a 20 page index containing all the names listed in the biographical register. Included are corrections and additions to some of the entries in Volume 1. Volume 1 is still available at a heavily discounted price. Price
CARS ON THE HILL
A detailed account of the Muswellbrook Car and motorbike race track which was built on the common east of Muswellbrook. This book, researched and written by Bill Spicer and based on a story by Lem Rose details the rise and fall of the racetrack. Included is a DVD of the Seven Hour Endurance Race, which was possibly a first for Australia. Price
WHAT’S IN A NAME – A HISTORY OF DUNBAR’S CREEK & McCULLY’S GAP
This is a reprint of the book released at the time of the Anniversary of McCully’s Gap. Written by John McDonald t provides a history of the area, its school, post offices and of the many people and properties of the area. Price
MUSWELLBROOK RAILWAY
A comprehensive description of the 140 years of Rail Transport to Muswellbrook. It contains a very full account of the building of the line and the passenger, freight and cola services. Written by John McDonald Price
THE ARMY’S IN TOWN
An account of army sheds in Muswellbrook during World War II, where they were and what they were used for after the war. Written by Bill Spicer. Price
CHALLENGING TIMES
A description of the challenges of living with change during World War II and the difficulties faced in times of hardship and shortages after the war. Written by Bill Spicer Price
100 YEARS AND COUNTING The centenary of the building of St James Catholic Church in Muswellbrook
This book contains a description of the history of the church, the people who contributed to its development and the special events that made up the life of the church over the past 100 years. Researched and written by Margaret Dolahenty, Larry Keegan and Bill Spicer. Price
MUSWELLBROOK SCOUTS
A history of the Scouting Movement in Muswellbrook. It looks at the formation of the scouting movement in Muswellbrook, its growth, its trials, the people involved and the benefits to the participants over the years. Price
AN OILY RAG
A comprehensive history of the garages and service stations that have existed in Muswellbrook. It includes additional substories which tell of the establishment of the ambulance service, the NRMA and of apprentices being trained in a workshop built in a railway carriage. Printed in colour – 114 pages with 130 photographs. Price
1885 – Land and Stock Holders of The Upper Hunter
A valuable resource for the study of the Upper Hunter before the turn of the century. It is organised by Surname, Property & Stock Held. Price
NSW – Division of Upper Hunter – Electoral Roll for Police District of Muswellbrook
Another valuable resource for those who want to trace family history in the early years of The Upper Hunter. Price
Mount Pleasant Oral History
A printed copy of the oral history of the people who lived and grew up in the Mount Pleasant area. This was recorded by Rob Tickle and is presented without editing. Price
1896-7 Electoral Roll for Cassillis, Denman, Muswellbrook, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone.
This volume also provides valuable information about those who lived in the towns and countryside around the above towns. Price
St Heliers Convict Register
A transcription of the register shows invaluable records of the early convicts stationed at St Heliers Station. It also provides details of other workers employed on the property. Price