Coalfields Local History Association Inc.

Coalfields Local History Association Inc
 & the Edgeworth David Museum

The Coalfields Local History Association, formerly the Coalfields Heritage Group, operates a heritage centre (the Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum) where rich history and heritage information and material about the coalfields of the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, can be found in its library and archives. The Association, which was founded in 1996, researches, records, preserves, publishes and teaches its regional history freely to all who wish to use the facility.

The CLHA does not undertake research requests at the present time, but researchers are encouraged to visit and use the resources. We welcome new members!

Read more about the Association

You may also be interested in some of our great photos of the Coalfields and surrounding area.


  • Join us and Towns with Heart for a free informative & interactive presentation on Alexander Galloway's Lost Diggers of Weston in Kurri Kurri Library, Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Bookings essential.
  • The Lost Diggers Exhibition will be on again in St Paul's Anglican Church Hall, Lang St, Kurri Kurri on Saturday 25 April & Sunday 26 April 2020 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Entry: gold coin donation.
  • Field of Honour - Kurri Kurri Cemetery. Saturday 25 April & Sunday 26 April 2020. 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Members for TWH and Edgeworth David Museum will be in attendance to assist family members during the weekend.  Donation tins will also be available at our Field of Honour.


The Museum is moving to new premises and will be closed until our relocation is complete. Watch this space for news of our reopening.