Local History

Your Library values our role in connecting residents with their local history. 

Each branch of Your Library 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 Your Library Community Databases. The local area includes the City of Knox, the City of Maroondah, and the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Historical Societies, community groups, and clubs with a collection that contains material of historical and cultural significance to the community are eligible to be included.

The Your Library 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 database records remains the property of the participating organisations. The participating organisations are responsible for maintaining the content of the database records. The participating organisations are responsible for any uploaded content, sound, and images. If you believe the use of images or sound content in this database constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the participating organisation.