Local history

Canberra Diaspora

This site has been created to celebrate, in 2013, the 100th anniversary of the naming of Australia’s national capital. It is gathering, and presenting online, the stories of the Canberra Diaspora – all those people who have passed through, worked…

New Farm & Districts Historical Society (Brisbane)

This Society was formed in 1994 and is a community-based organisation whose members are passionate about ensuring the rich and vibrant history of New Farm and nearby suburbs is not forgotten. The society promotes an understanding of the history of…

Blayney Shire Local & Family History Group

This Group aims to encourage an interest in both individual family history as well as the heritage of the Blayney shire, while promoting the collection and preservation of its associated stories. It is based at the Blayney Library. The Blayney…

Granville Historical Society (Sydney)

The Society was founded in 1988 and is a resource centre which collects the history of the Granville area as well as the Parramatta Local Government area. There is an extensive family history database with the names only online. There…

Images ACT – Canberra

Images ACT is the online photograph collection of the ACT Heritage Library. There are 8,000+ digitised photographs of the ACT and region mostly from collections donated by The Canberra Times and the Commonwealth Department of Capital Territory from the 1950s…

ACT Heritage Library

This library collects, preserves, promotes and provides access to the documents that record the lives of Canberrans at home and in the wider community. Collections include books and journals; local and regional newspapers; archives and manuscripts of community organisations and individuals; photographs (online…

Judy Webster’s Genealogy Indexes & Advice

This site has 53,000+ names of local, interstate and overseas persons mentioned in records in Queensland, Australia. There is also 135+ pages of advice and indexes original records held by Queensland State Archives. Indexes to original records at Queensland State…

National Archives of Australia – PhotoSearch

National Archives of Australia RecordSearch use the PhotoSearch tab to access 420,000+ digitised photographs 1800-2012. There are photos of buildings, people in their workplace and migration related images. You can also browse the collection alphabetically by subject.TIP: Search for names,…

SA Memory

An online gateway to South Australian culture and heritage. This multimedia website focuses on the South Australian experience. It illustrates and interprets themes to highlight South Australia’s people, places, issues and events from the colony’s beginnings to contemporary times. A selection…