Darebin Heritage

Our local history website, Darebin Heritage, has over 1000 articles on Darebin's history, historic photographs, newspapers, oral histories, and more.

Darebin Heritage

Browse our local history pages, with over 1000 articles documenting Darebin's history. You'll discover a collection of photographs, historical newspapers, oral histories and even fun local history activities for children.

If you wish to donate items or allow us to copy your materials, please contact Darebin Libraries via the Ask a Librarian form


Statement regarding missing content:


"Darebin Libraries recognises the importance of the Leader newspapers for local and family history research. The Darebin Heritage website, which hosted these newspapers, migrated to a new system in May 2022.

This was not as seamless as we expected, and the newspapers were not able to be automatically transferred. Our team are working to restore access to a range of content, including the Leader newspapers, as quickly as they are able. 

In the meantime, library team members can assist community members with their searches.

Please submit your requests via the Ask a Librarian function on our website, via email, telephone or in person while in branch."


Preston Post Times and Northcote Leaders can now be accessed from our Family History PCs at Preston Library.  

Years covered are:

Northcote Leader 1888 - 2012 (n.b. 1929/30 were not installed but can be accessed via the Information Team)

Preston Post Times 1978 – 2005