Local History collection

Local History

 All branches of Yarra Libraries have a Local History collection. Larger collections are held in the Richmond, Fitzroy and Collingwood libraries, with smaller collections available at Carlton and North Fitzroy. 


 Local History E-Resources


Search for Local History items on our catalogue

To search the Yarra Libraries photographic collection select Digital Collections instead of Yarra Libraries in the drop down menu.


City of Yarra Resources

City of Yarra Heritage homepage

City of Yarra Heritage Database


Ancestry (Library edition)

Ancestry (Library edition)Only available in the Library- can be accessed using the Library’s wireless network.









17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection NewspapersThe largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library


19th Century British Library Newspapers

19th Century British Library NewspapersThis offers national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers.


The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985The Times (London) is regarded as the most authoritative medium for political, legal , business and social news. The complete page of every issue is included here.








Daily TelegraphThe Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000        


Daily MailDaily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 


The IndependentThe Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012 




Culture Victoria

Culture VictoriaTelling our stories using cultural collections, and providing information on over 700 collecting organisations from across the state. It also includes a federated search across the websites and database of Victorian collecting organisations.





Trove(Includes Digitized Australian Newspapers 1803-1954) TROVE is a valuable resource for researchers, students and anyone with an interest in Australian history.




The Australian Heritage Photographic Database

The Australian Heritage Photographic DatabaseFrom the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.








Victorian Places

Victorian Places websiteHop on the historic W-class tram and hop off at any one of over 1600 destinations throughout Victoria. Discover the history of every town, city, suburb, village and settlement with a population of over 200 people.




DOCX format Yarra Libraries Local History Collection Development Policy 2014 (50.99 KB)


Further information
1300 695 427


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