The Coalfields Local History Association Inc., in association with the Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum, provides a service for those requiring assistance in their family and/or local history research.

For more information on this service and how to access please go to our services page.

Resource Centre

Find out about the Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum's extensive local history and archives resources we have available for you to access for undertaking your own research in our ever-growing Resource Centre. The resources available are in the form of various publications and documents, images and the knowledge of our local volunteers.

Chat to our volunteers, some of whom have a vast knowledge of the history and heritage of our Region.

Military History

We have worked with Towns with Hearts and the University of Newcastle preparing interactive timelines for the Alexander Galloway Lost Diggers of Weston Project.

We continue to produce research pages of the Hunter's involvement in this war, both at home and at the front. This project has been mostly unfunded, but the Department of Veteran Affairs gave us a grant in 2014 and as the project is ongoing, we were able to obtain more funding to continue our research.

The funding has helped us extend all areas of our World War 1 research. We have many personal records of both soldiers and nurses who served our country added into our library collection.


A newsletter/journal, Tumblebee, is published four times per year. Members receive a copy of Tumblebee every three months. It is also available for purchase in our shop.

We have copies of the limited edition work, People and Place | Coal and Community for sale in our shop where you can find more details about this quality publication.

We also provide a variety of e-publications which are available free of charge on our Flipbooks site. These relate to coal mining and to social history. Please visit this page for a full list of our e-publications.