Learn about the resources you can access online and in our libraries to assist with your local history research.
Darebin Libraries offer a number of resources online and in our libraries to assist with your local history research.
On our local history website Darebin Heritage, you can browse through over 1,000 articles on Darebin's history, along with photographs, historical newspapers, oral histories and even fun local history activities for children.
If you need help getting started, watch our Darebin Heritage how-to video guide.
You can search through over 3,000 historical items in our Darebin Archives catalogue, and it is continually growing. Copies of our photographs can be purchased from as little as $10.
All four of our branches have a collection of printed local history books.
At Preston Library we also hold a number of other resources accessible on our Family History PCs, including:
- local newspapers dating back to 1888
- City of Northcote rate books from the 1890s.