Our Local History collection is a compilation of resources reflecting the history of our region.
Most of the items are printed, published and paper-based material, however there is also an oral history collection and original manuscripts.
This collection is available from Aldinga, Hub and Noarlunga libraries.
Digital assets are available in our library catalogue.
Help sheet - accessing historical photographs online(PDF, 2MB)
You also have access to a selection of online resources with your Onkaparinga Library card:
For more assistance, please contact the staff at your local library.
Photographic quotation form(PDF, 248KB)
Bibliography of Aboriginal and Kaurna titles(PDF, 284KB) held in our collection. (you can view the availability of these titles in our online catalogue)
We have created fact sheets to guide you on your local and family history journey. These will save you time and set you in the right direction.
Genealogies and biographies for the inhabitants of the St Philip and St James churchyard born before 1900.
For South Australia’s History Festival in May 2017 the City of Onkaparinga Libraries have released a book detailing the lost places of our City. Villages and settlements which have fallen off the map, or never quite made it there, are featured.
To commemorate the Centenary of World War I, the City of Onkaparinga Libraries produced a book in remembrance of the men and women who served from our City. Details of 668 individuals are recorded to recognise the contribution of our local people to the war effort, and the sacrifice of those who did not return.
View the booklet online