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Things to See and Do in Laurieton
Museum Themes
Discover History

We research, collect and interpret history and heritage of the Camden Haven Valley and villages.

The Museum collects material associated with historical activities that have occurred in the Camden Haven Valley on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales from the earliest possible date to the present day.


Creator: New South Wales. Department of Lands

Title: Parish of Camden Haven, County of Macquarie : Land Districts of Port Macquarie & Taree, Hastings & Manning Shires, Eastern Division N.S.W. / compiled, drawn and printed at the Department of Lands, Sydney N.S.W.


Call No. MAP G8971.G46 svar (Copy 1)


The themes include, or associated with, but not restricted to those listed below: 

  • Aboriginal people in the Camden Haven.

  • First impressions by European explorers and early settlers.

  • Early settler families in the Camden Haven.

  • The forests, coast, geology and environment.

  • The timber industry.

  • Households and household items.

  • Schooling.

  • Shipping companies.        

  • Ship building and maintenance.

  • Ship cargos and passengers.

  • Shipwrecks.  

  • Retail.

  • Manufacturing.

  • Fishing Industry, both professional and recreational.

  • Sea rescue and other like emergency services.

  • Road and Railway transportation.

  • Harbour structures and buildings.

  • Yachting and boating.

  • Recreational uses of the sea and rivers.

  • Historic persons i.e. Henry Kendall, Kylie Tennant, Nancy Bird and Bob Hope.

  • Holidays and recreation. 

  • Street views.

  • The School of Arts Building.

Parish of Camden Haven - nla.obj-5921547
Heritage Walk
Heritage Walk

Self-guided walking tour of historic Bold and Laurie Streets, Laurieton

old laurieton post office

1875 - Post Office and Residence: The first Post Office operated from Joseph Laurie’s house. He was appointed the first postmaster in October 1875. Then a separate residence and new “Post Office” were built by Robert Longworth and opened in March 1914. It remained in use until January 1990 when replaced by the current Post Office on the corner of Lake and Seymour Streets.

Books and Post Cards
Books and Post Cards

Buy On Site or Online

1 pound Australia featured at the Camden Haven Historical Museum
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