Oral Histories

Mum & Olive - Nobbys - photo courtesy Beryl Atkins

Newcastle Museum actively collects a variety of oral histories.

These significant stories are an intangible but significant element of our region's rich history.

We are digitising and making publically available as many as our resources allow so check this growing collection again to find yet more interesting stories of Newcastle and the Hunter.

Nobbys Oral History

Newcastle Museum is part of a project to record an oral history of Nobbys headland and Lighthouse

Air Waves

'Air Waves' is an oral history project aimed at collecting the stories and memories related to the history of surfing in the Newcastle region and surrounding areas - including Catherine Hill Bay in the South to Taree and its beaches in the North.

Rainbow Voices Hunter

Rainbow Voices Hunter is a team of volunteers collecting, preserving and making accessible the memories of the lives, community and politics of the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and intersex communities of Newcastle and the area bounded by...