Local History Service

The City of Melville collects and preserves historical information and artefacts as a Local History Service located at AH Bracks Library + Creative Space on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Melville.

The Local History Service is staffed by our Local History Officer on Tuesday and Wednesday, and by appointment on other days.

The Local History Service includes:

  • Artefacts and photographs (for a fee we can supply copies of photographs for research, presentation, or personal use)
  • Oral history interviews and transcriptions
  • Newspaper articles
  • A local history reference library collection
  • History publications about the City of Melville and Melville area
  • General information about local history and ancestry organisations, as well as genealogy research contacts

The public files of the local history reference collection are also available on Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.00am and 4.00pm, or by appointment. Please contact Local History Officer on 0466 945 502 or email localhistory@melville.wa.gov.au before visiting.

You can also:

New to Local History         

We are celebrating the WA Tree Festival.             

From April to May AH Bracks Library and Creative Space will feature a display exploring Trees of Melville.

We would love you to send images of your favourite tree with a few sentences about the tree to build our collection of tree stories in the City of Melville. Send to local.history@melville.wa.gov.au

Here, town clerk Ralph Fardon is part of a tree planting program at Wireless Hill in 1982. You’ll find this and other tree images on our library and  museum collection catalogue (select museum resources in the first tab and search tree).




Image: Tree Planting, Wireless Hill, 1982 (City of Melville Photographic Collection, P1081.1)


Local History Enquiry

If you have a question for the Local History team, please complete the enquiry form below. Please note that staff require at least one week’s notice to respond to your enquiry.

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