Local Studies

The Local Studies Collection is a rich source of information on the history and development of the Sutherland Shire.

The collection includes books, journals, local newspapers, historical photographs, electoral rolls, maps, council minutes (1906-present) and oral histories. It is housed in the Local Studies Room on the first floor at Sutherland Library. It is a reference collection and these items cannot be borrowed.

Bullman's Garage, corner of Princes Highway and Kingsway, Gymea, c1939

Discover Local History

The Sutherland Shire Libraries Local Studies Collection is a rich source of information on the history and development of the Sutherland Shire. Now more accessible than ever, explore digitised copies of thousands of items from our archive and discover the people, places and events of the Sutherland Shire's history.

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card catalogue with open drawer

Sutherland Shire Historical Index

Covering the early days of the Sutherland Shire onwards, our collection of local newspapers are a great source for historical research on the Shire.

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Sutherland main street circa 1920-1940

Local Stories

Short histories of people and locations from the history of the Sutherland Shire.

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Cronulla-Sutherland steam tram, number 71A, ca. 1926

Historical Studies & Pathfinders

Download a selection of publications about the history of the Sutherland Shire along with selected guides to locating material about the Shire in the Local Studies collection.

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More Information

Local Studies Librarian
Phone 9710 0225
Email library@ssc.nsw.gov.au