Local history

Milliari guest house, Port Noarlunga


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)

Aboriginal and Kaurna Bibliography

Bibliography of Aboriginal and Kaurna titles(PDF, 284KB) held in our collection. (you can view the availability of these titles in our online catalogue)


High on the Hill cover    From Almanda to United States    Our World War I Heroes


High on the Hill - the people of St Philip & St James Church, Old Noarlunga

High on the Hill coverGenealogies and biographies for the inhabitants of the St Philip and St James churchyard born before 1900.

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From Almanda to United States - lost localities in the City of Onkaparinga

From Almanda to United States

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.


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Our World War I Heroes: City of Onkaparinga 1914 - 1918

Our World War I HeroesTo 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