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Feature Video…

George Family, Soldiers Point. 1954

/ 11.4 mins

Extremely rare colour, 8mm home movie footage shot around Port Stephens in 1954. This footage has been generously lent to the Tomaree Museum Association by the George Family of Soldiers Point NSW.


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TMA Museum Talks – Jack Bartlett

TMA Museum Talks – Jack Bartlett

Jack Barlett celebrated his 100th birthday on the 29th November 2023. He is a veteran of WWII Pacific Campaigns serving on the HMAS Manoora; a Landing Ship Infantry (ILS) which had been converted from an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Jack was a member of the aft 4 inch (100mm) gun crew. An ancillary role for Jack was to operate the winch to lower Landing Barge No. 12, which was adjacent to the gun aft.

Between March and October 1943 HMAS MANOORA operated mainly from the Port Stephens area supporting amphibious assault training for Australian and United States Army troops at HMAS ASSAULT in Nelson Bay. Jack has fond memories of US troops from the 1st Dismounted Texas Cavalry regiment during their training with MANOORA.

In October 1943 HMAS MANOORA sailed north to Cairns to continue training in preparation for the Pacific Island campaign landings, as well as completing two trips to Oro Bay in PNG.

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Feature Audio…

The Spy in Port Stephens


11.05 mins
TMA Historian Chris Peters is interviewed by Paul Turton from ABC Radio Newcastle 1233 AM’s afternoon Drive Program about Port Stephen’s very own spy, Wally Clayton.