Richmond River Historical Society
About The Research Centre

Museum | Research Centre

 

The Society maintains a collection of manuscripts, printed materials, photographs and maps relating to the history of the area.

The collection includes:
4,000 files on people, places, and subjects
11,000 photographs and portraits
indexes of land grants
electoral rolls
personal diaries
memorabilia
indexed obituaries and funeral notices
birth, death and marriage indexes
NSW Government Gazettes from 1878 to 1900
family histories
maps
photographs
a large library

Indexing
This collection is being indexed to allow faster retrieval of desired information. Such is the size of the collection that indexing is a never-ending task. A number of indexes are being made available on this web site. Check out the Indexes page.

Use of the Collection
The research centre is open to members of the Society, the general public, and to researchers. Written research requests are also accepted and are completed by volunteer researchers. A fee of $20.00 is imposed for each topic researched. This cost is for one hour of work and covers research of the resources listed above, and up to two A4 photocopies. To request research on your behalf, simply print out and complete the Research Request Form and forward to the Research Centre at the address provided with payment.

Research Fees
Adults Personal Research: $15 per day
High School students (Years 10-12) : $5
High School students (Years 7- 9): $2
Children: 50c
Members Personal Research: $10 per day
Extended Research by arrangement minumum: $50
Requests for Written Research: $25

Photocopying Charges
30c per A4 sheet
$1.00 per A3 sheet
$1.00 for photographs, etc.

Photograph Charges
B&W or Colour:
13 x 18cm (5 X 7) $12.50
20 x 25cm (8 X10) $17.50
30 x 45cm (12 x 18) (A3) $28.50
40 x 60cm $42.50

Post and Packing
13 x 18cm & 20 x 25cm (up to three)
$2.00
Larger (up to three in a cylinder)
$5.00

Computer scanning and printouts:
Scan photograph and burn to disk:
$8.00 per photograph
Supply disk and sleeve:
$1.00 per photograph
Image enhancement an additional cost:
negotiated

Post and Packing
in CD mailer $3.00

Opening Hours
Monday & Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by arrangement. See News for holiday opening and closing times.

 

Researching

Researching

Research Centre Reading Room

Research Centre Reading Room

Entrance to Museum and Research Centre

Entrance to Museum and Research Centre