Posted By admin on July 27, 2010
Tweed Heads Historical Society Inc.
In 1985 a public meeting was called at Tweed Heads to form an Historical Society as none existed between Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland and Murwillumbah in Northern New South Wales. The meeting was well attended and the Lower Tweed River Historical Society was formed, later to become the Tweed Heads Historical Society Inc.
An energetic band of Volunteers set about establishing their presence in the community and began setting up their Research Centre in the old Tweed Heads Court House which had been removed from the town to Pioneer Park to make room for a development. The growing collection comprised of oral histories, photographs and artefacts. Gradually a library was acquired book by book along with local newspaper articles and local authors of historical significance were added to the collection.
During the ensuing 25 years a considerable collection of research and early photographs has been established and along with it a Maritime Museum, now part of the Tweed River Regional Museum. Also over the years in conjunction with the Murwillumbah Historical Society and Uki and South Arm Society we have combined to present joint exhibitions and publications.
Being a border town it was decided our history should encompass both sides of the border the area of the Southern Gold Coast and Hinterland as well as the New South Wales far North Coast and surrounds. Pioneering families that came and settled this area were neighbours and depended on one another for support in their isolation.
The Society has published a number of books over the years and quarterly publishes their own Journal the “Log Book” which is posted out to its 180 members. As you use the site you will see for yourself just how comprehensive the collection is. Enjoy your journey and if we can help you in your research then we have achieved our aims.
Joan Smith President
Mibbin at Wharf Street, Tweed Heads 1908