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Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society


Street address
43-47 Kingdon Street, Scone 2337
Postal address
PO Box 339, Scone 2337
Enquiries to
Honorary Secretary
Contact For research: Betty Pinkerton (02) 6545 1598 or Denise Dell (02) 6543 7537 For the museum : Margaret MacDougall (02) 6543 6211


Officer in charge
Hours & facilities
The Research Centre is open Wednesdays only 9.30am to 2.30pm closed mid Dec to mid Jan each year.  The Museum is open Wed 9.30am to 2.30pm and Sundays 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Preferably 2 weeks' advance notice of visit required.
Acquisition focus
The Society seeks to acquire material relating to Scone District and the Upper Hunter. (5% in-house).
Major holdings
  • NSW Department of Lands: Free selection original grants 1862-1884.
  • Scone Shire Council: Rates etc 1906-1950s.
  • Scone Municipal Council: Rates etc 1887-1954.
  • Public and Private Schools: Rolls and administration etc 1850s- .
  • Local Sporting Organisations: Minute books.
  • Abbott Family: Parliamentary and Rural Affairs 1830s-1960s.
  • W T Seaward: Local organisations 1890s-1970s.
  • Doyle Records: Day books etc 1891- .
  • J A Smith: Copies of photos 1860s- .
  • Local Organisations: Minute books, visitors' books (various dates).
  • Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society Newsletter.
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Last updated: Oct. 11, 2010