• A concise history of the area covering mining, timber-getting and dairying.

  • 1895 Catterthun wreck on the Seal Rocks with a cargo of Gold sovereigns, extracts from an interesting book by Max Gleeson titled ‘Shipwrecks, Storms & Seamen of the New South Wales Coast’. Book available from Max Gleeson 51 Northcote Av. Caringbah NSW 2229 Tele (02) 9524 8077 or Email: maxglee@optusnet.com.au.

  • Satara and other wrecks on Seal Rocks by the same author.

  • An interesting article written in 1908 about a journey taking 24 hours from Stockton near Newcastle to Tuncurry travelling by storeboat across water and by coach and horses across land.

  • A first hand account of a woman’s childhood memories in the pioneering days during the gold rush years. She lived nearby while her father fossicked in the gold mines of Paddy’s Creek near Mayers Flat . 

  • An historical reference to the Bulahdelah period between 1800 & 1870 written by Ted Baker and correlated by Jean Onley. Boolambayte was a thriving shipyard in the early years building all manner of vessels from the nearby forest timber.