Local History

Port Adelaide Library is home to the City of PAE's Local History Collection. While this library undergoing refurbishment, to reopen on Wednesday 14 March, there is a Pop-Up Library at Port Canal Shopping Centre featuring a small sample from the local history collection.

When the new-look Port Adelaide Library reopens, we are excited to be opening the Local Collection as part of the library's normal opening hours.

For further details please contact the Local History Officer at the Port Adelaide Library on (08) 8405 6580.

Local History Resources include:

  • Published and unpublished resources relevant to the area
  • Published histories of other localities in South Australia
  • Port Adelaide Rate Assessment 1875 – 1902
  • Enfield Rate Assessment Books (microfiche) 1868 – 1993
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage indexes for South Australia
  • Birth, Death and Marriage certificates for Port Adelaide District
  • Cemetery records
  • Messenger Newspapers
  • Government Gazettes 1843 – 1998 (some exceptions)
  • Police Gazettes 1862 – 1947
  • Passenger Lists 1836 – 1851

Local History resources are available in various formats:

  • Photographs – available online via our library catalogue and our new Flickr page
  • Books
  • Ephemera
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Original papers
  • Newspapers
  • Oral histories
  • Maps
  • CD books

Online Resources

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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