The Richmond-Tweed Family History Society was formed in 1983.  The Society takes its name from the area between two local rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean on the northern New South Wales coast of Australia.

      Research Centre

         Marie Hart Library,

          6 Regatta Place, Ballina.

                  (Beside Naval Museum)         

   Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

except 1st Saturday  – closed

 2nd Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm –  closed

4th Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm –  closed


 Use of the library is free to members.

Visitors are charged $5 per half day. 

Xmas Closure

The library will close on Sat. 17th December 2016

and reopen on Wed, 4th January 2017. 


Local Research

A member of the society will carry out research requests in the local area.

Initial research fee is $15.00, for 1 hour. Please include this fee with search request.

Further research is $15.00 per hour.

 Click here for research-form



        Library of books, microfiche, CDs, exchange Journals.

        Duty officer available to help with research.

        Library catalogue on computer and on line. (see Resources)

        School Admission Registers (60 area schools)(see Resources)

        Cemetery Lists (see Resources)

        District War Memorials and Honour Rolls.

        Northern Star Death, Burials, Obituaries (1921-2013) 


All correspondence, including membership to:

P.O. Box 817

Ballina   NSW   2478

or email to secretaryrtfhs@yahoo.com.au