Local history collection

Information about the history of the local area is held in our historical collection.

Access the collection online through the Library Catalogue.

Search instructions

Type any keywords into the library catalogue to access relevant online local history records. You can limit the search to just West Torrens Library Service if you wish. 

What is in the collection

The collection provides information about:

  • people
  • businesses
  • events
  • land and buildings.

Items in the collection include:

  • photographs
  • interviews
  • recorded (oral) histories
  • brochures
  • pamphlets
  • slides
  • negatives
  • film and video recordings
  • maps
  • newspaper articles
  • plans and books.


Obtaining copies of information

 Copies of historical information can be ordered through John Andrewartha of the West Torrens Historical Society.


Cultural and social advice

Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this collection contains images and names of deceased persons.

Articles, interviews and other text-based items have been transcribed from original items and reflect attitudes of the time.


West Torrens Historical Society

The local history collection was put together by the West Torrens Historical Society.

The Society is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation to record, collect and research matters of historical interest.

Find out more about the West Torrens Historical Society. 


More  information

John Andrewartha
President, West Torrens Historical Society
Phone: 8443 3380
Email the West Torrens Historical Society


West Torrens Libraries
Phone: 8416 6228
Email West Torrens Libraries

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