Local & Family History


The Moree Community Library is dedicated to collecting and preserving items relating to the history and heritage of the Moree region.  Your memorabilia or information relating to the history of Moree and district could be a welcome addition to the Moree Community Library’s Local History Collection.  Please contact us if you are willing to donate or have copies made of your material.

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The original Bore Baths Building, demolished to make way for the present structure, about 1913.

The Moree Community Library is keen to develop a Local History Moree Photo Collection. If you have photographs of the Moree region that you think might be suitable for the Local History Moree Photo collection we would love to hear from you. 

Donation of original photographs is preferred; however we can also accept temporary loans of photographs to allow us to digitise them and then return them to you. Please contact the Library on 02 6757 3374 for more information.

Family History 

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We have resources for beginners and experienced family history researches. Resources include books, microfilm/microfiche, Birth, Death and Marriage indexes, cemetery indexes, electoral rolls, immigration and shipping records.

Staff can refer you to suitable material, web sites, online resources and the local genealogy group.

Websites for Researching Australian Genealogy

AUSTRALIAN CEMETERIEShttp://www.australiancemeteries.com/

AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERShttp://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIALhttp://www.awm.gov.au

CONVICTS TO AUSTRALIAhttp://www.convictcentral.com



HERITAGE AUSTRALIAhttp://www.heritageaustralia.com.au


PICTURE AUSTRALIAhttp://www.pictureaustralia.org

RYERSON INDEXhttp://www.ryersonindex.com

THE SHIPS LISThttp://www.theshipslist.com



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