Local history & genealogy

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Local history

The library service holds a collection of files containing information about local people, places & events. Information sources include photos, oral history notes, newspaper clippings & letters. These are not for loan, but photocopying is permitted. Ask staff if you need help with your search.

Click here to go to the Margaret River and Districts Historical Society website.


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Visit your local library to find out more about your family history. Patrons can access resources provided by Ancestry Library Edition from the library computers.

Ancestry Library Edition brings an unprecedented online collection of information about individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone. You can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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