Click the headings below for Ulverstone History Museum information;

Services (Research Resources)

List of Records Available for Searching

Solicitor's Records H. G. Brown/Solomon 1870's - 1920's. Ledgers - A. J. Collins (Chemist), various butchers, Pearl's Saddlery (1877-c.1910. H. A. Nichols letter copy books & Journals. Births, Deaths, Marriages, Burials. Photographic Index. Oughton Collection of historical papers/manuscripts.

Search Fees

Fees apply for research carried out by us. Please contact us for more detail. Search Requests need to be sent to the Museum by Surface Mail with a stamped, self addressed envelope to the address provided further below.

Photocopies of Records held by the Museum

A4 size $1.00 per page (inc. GST) A3 size $1.50 per page (inc. GST) Copies of Birth/Death/Marriage register entries are available at $1.50 each. (inc. GST)
NOTE - 80c - $1.50 will cover most packages of documents/photographs within Australia - please inquire re international postage.

HOW TO ORDER

Forward your order with either an Australian P.O. Money order or an Australian Cheque to:
The Ulverstone Local History Museum, P.O. Box 220, Ulverstone, Tasmania. 7315.
ulvmuseum@bigpond.com

Publications

Births Deaths and Marriages

District of Port Sorell & Ulverstone Births - $30.25
District of Port Sorell & Ulverstone Deaths - $14.85
District of Port Sorell & Ulverstone Marriages - $14.85
District of Mersey & Sheffield Births - $14.85
District of Mersey & Sheffield Deaths - $14.85
District of Mersey & Sheffield Marriages - $14.85
District of Horton, Emu Bay Births - $23.10
District of Horton, Emu Bay Deaths - $14.85
District of Horton, Emu Bay Marriages - $14.85
Marriages Leven Parish 1900-1948:
• Church of England - $16.50
• Wesleyan/Methodist - $16.50
• Presbyterian - $11.00
Marriages Longford - $14.85
Marriages Westbury - $14.85
Marriages West Coast - $14.85
Historical Sketches (Leven District) - $5.50
Historical Images Vols 1-5 (Central Coast) - $5.50
Sesqui-Centenary Book (1852-2002) - $15.00

Postage & Packing

NOTE - $5.00 will cover most of these publications within Australia, with the exception of those highlighted. Due to the additional weight of these items the P&P is $15.00. Please inquire re: international postage.
Due to the additional weight of some items the P&P could cost more than the prices provided.

HOW TO ORDER

Forward your order with either an Australian P.O. Money order or an Australian Cheque to:
The Ulverstone Local History Museum, P.O. Box 220, Ulverstone, Tasmania. 7315.
ulvmuseum@bigpond.com

Here you'll find a few links that may be of interest. If you would like to have your website linked with ours, please contact us with your request. Scroll down to view all our links!

Penguin History Group For further enquiries; PO Box 156 Penguin 7316. Email: penguin.history@bigpond.com.

Tasmanian History Groups Looking for somewhere else to visit? Try one of these History groups;
Visit http://tasmanianhistorygroups.edublogs.org/.

The Australian War Memorial One of the best military museums in the world and probably the best in terms of what it has made available online. The Australian War Memorial has a number of databases and collections searchable online including Nominal Rolls, Embarkation Rolls and Unit Diaries. Visit www.awm.gov.au.

Museums Australia, Tassie Branch Museums Australia, Tasmanian Branch blog. Find out what's happening in museums across the state. Visit www.tassiemuseums.edublogs.org.

Tasmanian Community Fund The Tasmanian Community Fund was established in 1999 following the sale of the Trust Bank. The Fund provides grants to not-for-profit organisations and is administered by an independent board. Visit www.tascomfund.org/home.

Arts Tasmania Arts Tasmania is the government agency responsible for policy and planning for arts and culture in Tasmania. It is part of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts. Visit www.arts.tas.gov.au.

Burnie Museum While in the area be sure to visit the Burnie Pioneer Village Museum. Visit www.discoverburnie.net/what-to-see/museum.html.

Tasmanian Family History Society Do you know who you are? Meet your ancestors with the help of the local branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society in nearby Latrobe.
Fortieth Battalion AIF This website commemorates the men of Tasmania's 40th Battalion in the Great War. Visit www.40th-bn.org.

The Bass Strait Maritime Centre The Bass Strait Maritime Centre (formerly the Devonport Maritime Museum) will be re-opening soon (Nov 2012) after a major redevelopment and affiliation with the Julie Burgess. Visit www.bassstraitmaritimecentre.com.au/julie-burgess.

Discover Tasmania Coming to visit our state? Then you should check out this website first. Visit www.discovertasmania.com.au.

Museum Future

ULVERSTONE HISTORY PRECINCT REVIEW

The Ulverstone History Precinct at 48 Main Street, Ulverstone is a valued feature of the Central Coast area. As home to the Ulverstone History Museum and Research Library and North West Woodcraft Guild, the site showcases important local history information, artefacts and collections, and provides important educational resources to the community.
The Council recently considered the option to co-locate the Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre with the Ulverstone Museum creating an opportunity to revitalise how the Precinct is laid out and servicing the cultural needs of the community.
The revitalisation of this area presents an opportunity to explore the future potential uses for this space, in order to create a dynamic cultural precinct with facilities for all to enjoy.
To achieve this, the Council will be seeking feedback from all groups to create a vision for the site that explores its potential.

WHY IS A REVIEW OF THE HISTORY MUSEUM PROJECT HAPPENING?

Between 2015-2016, the Council conducted a Visitor Services Review aimed at improving the experience of locals and tourists, and included suggestions for co-location of the Museum and Visitor Information Centre and looking at how both can be more interesting, accessible and attractive.
The Council is exploring how an upgrade to the Museum and surrounding infrastructure will bring higher quality touring exhibitions for the enjoyment of patrons.
This phase of exploration will consider how the Precinct can be revitalised with the inclusion of visitor services, museum, gallery, retail and exhibition space to create a vibrant cultural space for the community and visitors to the region.

PROJECT NEWSLETTER
A project newsletter containing details about the project and consultation activities is available to download here.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact: Chris Fletcher, Social Planning & Development Group Leader on tel. (03) 6429 8950.
Michelle Feenan, Director Engagement Plus on 0400 188 373
Email: uhpr@centralcoast.tas.gov.au

BACKGROUND

The Council has completed reviews of the Ulverstone History Museum in the past including:

  • Ulverstone Cultural Plan 1996
  • Ulverstone History Museum Strategic Plan and Interpretive Strategy 2011

However since then, the Council conducted a Visitor Services Review (2015-2016) aimed at improving the experience of locals and tourists, and included suggestions for co-location of the Museum and Visitor Information Centre to create more interesting, accessible and attractive services for the region.
The outcomes of the previous reviews will be considered as part of the background research for this project. You can view and download the previous review by clicking on the link below:

Ulverstone History Museum Strategic Plan and Interpretive Strategy 2011

CONSULTATION ACTIVITIES

Consultation and engagement activities will be important in reviewing the History Museum site and establishing a future vision. The purpose of these activities is to generate general awareness of the project, seek ideas and input for compatible uses for the site, and to seek feedback on concepts that are developed as the project progresses.

A range of engagement activities are planned:

  • Community Forums - 24 and 25 May 2017
  • Static displays - at Ulverstone History Museum, Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre and the Council's Administration Centre
  • Market Stalls - at Cradle Coast Farmers Markets
  • Briefings and interviews - as needed
  • Feedback Forms - available at all static displays
  • Project Email - write to the Project Team on uhpr@centralcoast.tas.gov.au

Full details of these consultation activities will be updated on this page, on the Council's Facebook pages and advertised in the local print media (The Advocate).
The Council will also establish a Community Advisory Group to help guide the project.

If you have a query or information to submit to the Project Team please email uhpr@centralcoast.tas.gov.au

If you would like to be kept informed about the Ulverstone History Precinct Review Project, email us at uhpr@centralcoast.tas.gov.au and we will keep you on the Contact Database. This means that you will receive any future communication as the project progresses. Your contact details will not be used for any other purpose.

All stakeholders will be notified of their opportunities to share their views through local media, social media, flyers and postcards, the Council's websites or direct mail.


Contact Us

Enquiry Form

Phone:
03 6425 3835

Post:
The Ulverstone Local History Museum,
P.O. Box 220, Ulverstone,
Tasmania. 7315

Location:
48 Main Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Name *
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Please remember that the Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers, so please phone ahead to ensure the museum will be open at the time you intend to visit, especially on weekends. 
If there is no reply on the number above then please try the Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre on: 03 6425 2839.  


Photo Gallery

Below is just a sample of photographs available, to see the full collection visit the Ulverstone History Museum, 109 Main Street, Ulverstone or phone 03 6425 3835.

Ulverstone History Photos

Past History Photos


Sponsors

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for their generosity in supporting our museum. If you would like to help support our museum please contact us via our Contact information above.