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City of Perth History Centre

The History Centre is the go-to place to discover the City of Perth’s fascinating history.

The centre is dedicated to collecting and preserving items related to the history of the City and houses a collection which includes the Aboriginal occupation and the early days of European settlement right through to the present day.

Although concentrating on the area that has been the City of Perth since the Local Government boundary changes in 1994, former suburbs in the Towns of Victoria Park, Cambridge and Vincent are also included until that date.

The collection includes books, reports, maps, photographs, oral history interviews and a range of memorabilia.

Read about the History of the Council and learn more about Aboriginal culture.

Search the History Centre's collections using the City of Perth Library catalogue search below.

To request historic building plans please complete the City's Archive Plan Search Form.

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