Local History

Locations

Eastern Regional Libraries values our role in connecting residents with their local history. 

Each branch of Eastern Regional Libraries maintains a local history collection relevant to its own local area, as well as to the wider region covered by the library service. The collections include books, pamphlets, and local and community newspapers. Please refer to your local library for specific information.

Original materials such as manuscripts and photographs are not included in the collection; they are held by local historical societies.

Your Library Community Databases

Local historical societies or groups are eligible to have their catalogues included in the Eastern Regional Libraries Community Databases. The local area includes the City of Knox, City of Maroondah or the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Historical Societies, community groups or clubs with a collection that contains material of historical and cultural significance to the community are eligible to be included.

The Eastern Regional Libraries Community Databases project was created to enable local societies and community groups to have historical or cultural information accessible over the internet, via the library website.

The following databases are searchable. Simply click on the database name to be taken to the search window.

*The copyright of the catalogue records remain the property of the participating organisations, who are responsible for maintaining the content of the database records.