click for newslettersManning Wallamba Family History Society Inc
Taree NSW Australia

Manning Wallamba areaManning Wallamba Family History Society Inc. is interested in family history research in an area bounded by Kendall, Rawdon Vale, Booral, Bulahdelah and Forster on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia.

Included are the following areas: Manning Valley, Wingham, Taree, Kendall, Coopernook, Old Bar, Forster, Harrington, Manning Point, Nabiac, Bulahdelah, Kew, Krambach, Oxley Island, Mitchells Island, Tinonee, Moorland, Lansdowne, Killibakh, Failford, Rawdon Vale, Tuncurry, Coolongolook, Bungwahl, Smiths Lake, Wallis Lake.

The MANNING WALLAMBA FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Inc. has been operating since 1985. After holding meetings in several venues the Society "found a permanent home at our Library, and that has been the rent free, expense free home ever since." (quoted from a founding and Life Member)

The Society acknowledges the ongoing assistance and support of the Manning Valley Libraries.

The Fig Tree is the Society's Newsletter published in January, April, July and October.
[Society's Newsletters are here]

About the Society

Location: Manning Valley Libraries Victoria St. Taree
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri. 10am to 12 noon Sat. 10am to 1-30pm
Meetings: 3rd. Saturday 1.30pm at the Library No meeting in December or January
Workshops: 4th. Saturday 1.30pm at the Library No workshop in December or January

Membership fee schedule

New members
1 July - 30 June
1 July - 30 June
1 Jan - 30 June
Single $25-00
Family $33-00
Overseas Membership: Price on application

Membership Benefits

Research Service

Initial Research Enquiry $20.00 Including limited photocopying, to the value of $5.00
Extra microfilm copying 70c per page. Additional Research $10.00 p/hr
Download a research request form here
Payment for initial research and a business sized SSAE must accompany all enquiries.
(please do not send cash payments through the mail).

Fund Raising Projects:
Bunnings BBQ:
This is a new project for the Society where it is hoped we will raise considerable funds with a minimum of work. Helpers required approx. 1 day per 2 months.

Current Projects:

Burial Records and Unmarked Graves
Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc. Taree is currently working on a project to record graves on private property and unmarked graves in all local cemeteries
The upgrading and recording of cemeteries has shown the Society just how many unmarked and unknown graves and burial sites there must be in the area. A large percentage of names found in the NSW Death Register Indexes for the area do not appear in records held by the Councils, the cemetery indexes or other records available. To ensure that the Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc. Burial Records are a comprehensive list of all buried in this area we are asking anyone who knows of unmarked graves, graves on private property, placement of ashes or burial sites to provide any details they can by completing the forms available in the Family History section of the Greater Taree City Library or from this site: Download Forms to Register a Burial/Cremation here (pdf format 10k)

Research Data Base: This is another new project which we have undertaken which incorporates compiling a data base of all pioneer names of the area. All the help we are able to get is appreciated.


Publications for Sale:

Price List for Burial Books available through our Society (pdf format 9k)
Prices include postage & handling within Australia
MWFHS members receive 10% discount on all orders

Contact Details:

Please address all correspondence to:
The Secretary.
Manning Wallamba FHS Inc.
PO Box 48,
Taree. NSW Australia. 2430.