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.
Explore the history of the Sutherland Shire from the turn of the century through the 1940s and 50s, up to the recent past in our collection of historical photographs.
Covering the early days of the Sutherland Shire onwards, our collection of local newspapers are a great source for historical research on the Shire.
Sutherland Library houses a collection of historical maps, including aerial photography, of the Sutherland Shire.
Long term residents of the Sutherland Shire have been interviewed about their time in the Sutherland Shire, providing a rich insight into how the Shire has changed over the last 50-100 years.
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.
Have you ever thought about what an historic map might tell you about the history of the local area?
Join the Local Studies Librarian for a 1.5 hour historical walk around Sylvania.
Local Studies Librarian
Phone 9710 0225