Located on the Mezzanine level is the Research area with the following resources; Microfiche of N.S.W. and some Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages and microfilm of newspapers of the Clarence and Richmond Examiner (1859-1950), the Daily Examiner (1915 -1951), the Argus and Clarence River Advocates (1898-1908) plus a broken range of single issues. Appropriate readers are available.

For information on local families and organizations a card file system is available. Consisting of some 20,000 cards and regularly updated, the information is being transferred to a computer date base and printouts will be available for a reasonable fee. A collection of over 7000 photographs is housed on site and will also be transferred to computer. Photocopies can be made or photographic copies can be arranged (cost on application).

Newspaper cuttings and a variety of documents are stored in filing cabinets with the material in cardboard wallets alphabetically arranged for easy access and dealing with people, buildings, organizations and subjects like fishing, shipping, sport etc. Maps, plans, posters etc. are stored flat in large drawers.

The Research Library includes books on Genealogy, Local History, Church, Scottish and Irish History, Photography, Costumes, Bottles etc. together with Newsletters and Literature from many Government Departments and Local and Family History Societies.

Research fee per one family only is $25 (research, photocopy, postage & packing). Some families are more extensive than others and may incur a further fee. Please allow at least 3 weeks for completion of research.

A written request with a $25 initial fee,( payable by cheque or money order and posted to, click here for our postal address)

“In house” research is $20 plus photocopying


(Please note that post and packaging is extra. Please contact us for a quote click here

  • Maclean, the Scottish Connection $20

  • Maclean, The First Fifty Years    $20

  • History of Education - Past Schools     $15

  • History of Education - Maclean    $15

  • History of Education - High School    $20

  • From Cane Fields to Battlefield    $25   NEW

  • A Tour Among The Mills (Sugar Industry)    $15

  • Lower Clarence Cemetery List    $15

  • Discovery and Settlement of the Lower Clarence    $6

  • Ferries of the Lower Clarence -Book or CD    $10

  • Ferries of the Lower Clarence - CD & Book    $15

  • Clarence Valley Volunteers of World War One, $30

  • Shark Creek Tales    $7

  • Champions in Sport   $5

  • Fishing Industry Lower Clarence River    $20

  • Amateur Dramatics - Maclean to 1962  $10

  • Brooms Head Revisited (updated edition $15       CD $10

  • Maclean to the Reef and back   $8

  • 1909 Electoral Roll (Maclean only)   $5

  • 1919 Electoral Roll (Maclean only)   $5

  • Old Remedies, Household Hints and Recipes- or Everything Even Your Grandmother has Forgotten   $5 

    Family Histories:

  • Davis Family and Descendants    $15

  • Ford Family History    $10