Local History Service

The local history service maintains an extensive collection of documents, photographs and research relating to the history, development, environment and culture of the district. The publicly available collection includes over 4,000 photographs, cemetery records, local newspapers, community records and a reference library. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are available to assist you with personal and curriculum based research.

If you are a school or a community group please contact the Local History Coordinator regarding talks or guided tours tailored to meet your particular interests.

The Local History Service also offers a range of history related events and displays throughout the year. Check the City of Mitcham’s website and social media pages or contact the City of Mitcham on 8372 8888.

Mitcham Heritage Research Centre
Mitcham Cultural Village
103 - 105 Princes Road
Mitcham  SA  5062

Telephone: 8372 8261

Opening Hours:
Tuesday 9.30am to 4pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 4pm
Thursday 9.30am to 4pm
(or by appointment)

Local History Collection

old mitcham policeThe Local History Collection has been created to collect, collate, catalogue and store information concerning the City of Mitcham to archival standards. The collection consists of historical informational about any aspect of the City of Mitcham. It is predominately paper-based and includes:

  • Publications (biographies, histories, etc)
  • Reports (Council surveys, assessments, etc)
  • Directories and electoral rolls
  • Historical research files
  • Newspapers
  • Maps and plans
  • Cemetery indexes
  • Old council correspondence indexes
  • also includes photos, cassette recordings, videos and electronic material

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It is currently the policy of the Local History Collection that artefacts (metal, wood, material items) are not collected or kept in the collection.

The Local History Collection is open to the public and can be accessed from the Local History Service located at the Mitcham Heritage Research Centre during opening hours.

Links to Other Resources

National Library of Australia, Genealogy Section
An extensive list of links from the National Library of Australia, including some links to overseas sites.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Links to genealogy sites across the globe.

Family History South Australia
Links to genealogical support, organisations, and services.

State Library of SA 

History Trust of SA

Department for Environment and Heritage 

National Trust SA

National Archives of Australia

State Records

Unley Museum

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

Email Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062


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