Picture Coffs Harbour is a joint project of Coffs Harbour City Library and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, and aims to digitally preserve and improve access to historical pictures significant to the Coffs Harbour region. These pictures are drawn from the Library's and, in particular, the Museum's extensive collections.
Work commenced on the project in January 2008 and over a thousand records have been created to date, with team members still busy scanning and cataloguing the remainder of the photographic collections - totaling an estimated 10,000 historical photographs altogether.
The images depict all aspects of life in the Coffs Harbour region from earliest settlement through to more contemporary pictures - displaying the area's growth and development over time, as well as other pictures from the Museum's collections. If a picture is worth a thousand words then this project tells an incredible story of Coffs Harbour!
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For further information please contact the Library on 02 6648 4900 or the Museum on 02 6648 4848.
Picture Coffs Harbour is also accessible via the National Library's Trove search portal. Membership of Trove increases exposure of Picture Coffs Harbour's resources to a much wider audience and improves the 'discoverability' of the records.
Edith and Eric Eckford with baby Harlie, South Boambee, 1923
Photograph courtesy of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum (Ref: 07-0908)
Coffs Harbour City Council would like to acknowledge the following people and organisations for their valuable contribution to the Picture Coffs Harbour project:
- The Library Council and State Library of NSW [Library Development Grant]
- Picture Australia, National Library of Australia
- Staff and Volunteers of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
- Staff of Coffs Harbour City Library and Information Service
- Everyone who has kindly donated photographs to this wonderful heritage collection