The Town of Victoria Park local history collection is housed at the Victoria Park Library and was established to preserve the rich history of the Town for future generations.
The library provides residents and visitors with access to archival materials, publications and resources, such as the local history timeline, and living memories, access to Ancestry.com Library Edition on the library's public access computers, the Town's official history book Beyond Matta Gerup: A history of Victoria Park, which can be purchased from the library, as well as links to useful history and genealogy websites.
The library also runs programs and events related to local history and genealogy, such as a family history group, Local History Awards and Town Faithful celebration (formerly known as Early Settlers).
Image: First tram to cross The Causeway, 1905.
The local history collection was established to preserve the history of the Town of Victoria Park. It contains books, newsletters, photos, newspaper clippings, maps, oral history interviews and more.
Council is committed to honouring individuals, organisations or events that have made a significant contribution to the Town of Victoria Park or the development of Western Australia.
Answers to some of our most frequently received questions…
The Local History Awards preserve and promote the rich history of the Town of Victoria Park. Entries submitted to the awards are added to the Town’s local history collection.
The Town of Victoria Park would like to acknowledge and celebrate members of the community who have played an important part in shaping the Town into what it is today.Is this you? If you have lived in the area for 50 years or longer, we would like to hear from you.
The library has several local history publications that are available for purchase from the front counter, including the Town's official history book Beyond Matta Gerup: A history of Victoria Park.
Check out our Local History Collection in a completely new way! Now you can piece together the past with local history jigsaws. Both in hardcopy and online. Purchase hard copy jigsaws (a set is available to borrow also), and in an e-format through an online platform.
The Local Heritage Survey (previously known as the ‘Municipal Heritage Inventory’) is a guiding document outlining the heritage value of various historic buildings throughout the Town.
The Town's historic timeline is now available as a revised third edition.
Describing the geography, nomenclature and suburban boundaries of the Town of Victoria Park since 1829.
The nomenclature or collective group of names for all the parks, reserves, streets, lanes, and roads within the Town of Victoria Park, as in any town or city, reflects its history and development as well sometimes its geographical features.
Take a peek at some of the photographs in our Local History Collection. These are grouped and listed by their accession numbers
This page is currently under construction, but whilst here please enjoy a glimpse into the history of the Isaia Liqueur Company.
Time-warp Tuesday contains a collection of photos and stories from the past.
Are you researching your family history, the history of your local area or an aspect of Australian history? Here are some useful websites to help you to get started or to fill in the gaps.
The Victoria Park Dictionary of Biography is a resource that aims to tell the stories of the individual citizens of the suburbs within the Town of Victoria Park. In the dictionary you will find interesting, concise and enlightening descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in the history of Victoria Park.
Just like the classic Encyclopaedia Britannica only all about the local history and development of all the suburbs within the Town of Victoria Park.
The Oral History Collection of the Town of Victoria Park Library
Have you ever wondered about the history of the house you live in? If only the walls could talk? Well in a way they can...