Tell us your story

We are looking for true stories, artefacts and documents that reflect the history of the people and communities of the Hunter Valley.  Please tell us about your past experiences and personal accounts relating but not limited to local genealogy and family histories, coal mine and colliery workers, industrial action and other topics relating to coal and the community.  

Submission must be original material. We reserve the right to adapt and edit the material to suit the purposes of the project. Any material selected will become part of the collections of the University of Newcastle to be used with our discretion.

We prefer material submitted in an electronic format by emailing it to We encourage you to use multimedia when possible, including photographs, artwork, documents, audio and video materials. We can accept electronic files in most formats.  If you have consulted outside resources for your submission, please cite your sources at the end of your document.

All material submitted to the project must be material in which you either own the copyright, have written permission from the copyright owner to use, or material that is in the public domain.

Please see the Terms and Conditions before submitting your work.


Please include with your submission:

Your Name

Title of Submission

Topic Covered (try using a heading from our site)

Year or time frame of the Topic

Place story occurs



Jane Doe

Memories of the Singleton Baths

1940 – 1950

Gowrie St., Singleton, NSW


If you include photographs with your submission, please give as much information about the photograph as possible: date, place, subject, people in photograph, where the photo came from.

If you are unable to submit your story in an electronic format, you can send it to us by mail, however we will be unable to return anything sent so please do not send originals. You may also call to make an appointment with one of our staff to archive your story. Here are our contact details.

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