Coalfields Local History Association Inc.

We have a new name!

The Coalfields Heritage Group is now Coalfields Local History Association Inc.

Lost Diggers of Weston

Together with Towns with Heart, the Kurri Kurri Coalfields Heritage Group worked on the Alexander Galloway's Lost Diggers of Weston presentation and exhibition.

For the first time in almost a century, these wonderful photos on glass plates were on public display. 

The two groups also prepared biographies of all soldiers they have been able to identify. 

We hope to see you at the exhibition!

A Tribute to our Service Men and Women

As part of the ANZAC Day commemoration, after much research, Kurri Kurri Coalfields Heritage Group will be placing a flag beside the grave of any service man or woman who now lays in Kurri Kurri Cemetery. 

We need YOU!

If you have an interest in preserving and recording the Hunter Valley's great history, and would like to join a dedicated group of volunteers in their work, we need you!

Ever since the Coalfields Heritage Group came into existence twenty years ago we have undertaken the research, preservation and promotion of Local History as our main reason for being.

Then, back in 1996, having no library and no local history information, we set about establishing a project to research all that they could to make the Hunter's history known.

Year by year the research has continued, a library was established, and has now grown so much  that it fills half of the museum building.

In those 23 years we have produced hundreds of thousands of pages of valuable information (23,000 per year on average). 

To continue this invaluable work, please join us!

A fine acquisition

This beautiful porcelain statuette of a coal miner pushing a full coal skip was donated to the Museum on 25 January 2017. Our thanks to the donor.