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Local History

There is a wealth of local history to discover and explore, and the best place to start is your local library.

Heritage building in Birdwood

Mount Lofty and Districts Historical Society Inc.

Provides access to information and records to the community through its local and garden history centre located in the Coventry Library, Stirling.

The Society collates history which influenced the development of this region.

Volunteers are available on site to provide assistance 2:00pm–4:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Please note that volunteer assistance will be unavailable on days of 37 degrees or higher.

The Gumeracha and District History Centre Inc.

Collects and files information relevant to the Torrens Valley area and are based at the Torrens Valley Civic Centre in Gumeracha.

Available records date back to early settlement and include births, deaths and marriages, school admissions, and police journals.

Volunteers are available on site to provide assistance 10:00am–3:00pm every Tuesday, from the first Tuesday in February to the second Tuesday in December, or other times by appointment.

East Torrens Historical Society Inc.

Holds an extensive range of photographs of the area that are available for the community to view and its extensive library is continually growing.

Volunteers meet twice monthly.

Trace your family history using this online resource. Only available in the library.

Australian War Memorial

Access records from Australian Armed Forces using this online resource.

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