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MidCoast Stories is a new online resource with a fascinating and ever growing catalogue of local stories and histories from the midcoast region. This excellent resource was created by a passionate team with funding from the Office of Environment and Heritage and support from the local government.

MidCoast Stories is a collection of stories and local resources that preserve and promote our region’s unique history. The stories are intentionally short, factual and often quirky, describing the people, places, and events that have influenced our region.

Where is the MidCoast?

The MidCoast integrates the former Gloucester, Great Lakes and Manning regions of NSW. Click the map below to explore the MidCoast in detail.

More than stories

While the stories are central to this project, you will find a wealth of other local resources, including transcribed rates books for three former council regions, local photographs, and resources to help you do your own research. There is also a section of educational resources to connect students with their local history.

The team at MidCoast stories welcome contributions including family history, local history or forgotten and untold stories.

They also host a variety of free workshops and events. These events include walking tours of Scotts Creek Cemetery and St Mark’s Anglican Church, built in 1872 and hidden away in a little pocket on an island in the Manning River called Mitchells Island.


To read these fascinating stories, find out more about the midcoast region, or hear about upcoming events, head to their website here.