Local History


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.