The Community History Centre is located inside the Wanneroo Regional Museum. Here visitors can use our extensive collection to explore the many aspects of Wanneroo’s local history and development. These include the region's people, society, culture, physical environment and buildings, agricultural and commercial activities, its government and the natural environment.
In the Centre are books, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs, maps, oral history interviews and transcripts, archive material, local government reports, newspapers and ephemera. The collection also has newsclippings containing biographical information about the people of Wanneroo, the City’s heritage sites and the history of its suburbs.
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A developing collection, we welcome donations of items of interest to Wanneroo’s history, as well as temporary loans of material that can be scanned and returned to you.
An online catalogue of historical and contemporary photographs, Picture Wanneroo provides easy access to hundreds of pictures and all those not governed by copyright, can be purchased for either personal and commercial purposes.
For those interested in tracing their family roots, the Centre has much to offer. There is free access to the databases, Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past, a collection of essential genealogical publications and six public computers.
Family History Mornings
Join us on Mondays from 10am-1pm (excluding public holidays), when there will be experienced volunteers to assist you as well as other researchers with whom ideas and experiences can be shared.
Periodically the Centre hosts presentations on beginning family history research. During these sessions, you will hear about the online and printed resources, be given tips on recording and organising the information you discover and a demonstration of selected electronic databases. We also run events on wider topics related to Wanneroo's history and family history, such as memoir writing, photograph and document preservation and heritage walks.
Check the City of Wanneroo Events page for more information about upcoming courses.
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri - 10am to 4pm
Thur - 10am to 5pm
Sun - 12noon to 4pm
For further information about the Community History Centre and its services contact the Community History Librarian
Phone: 9405 5925