Local history publications

Beyond Matta Gerup: A history of Victoria Park

Beyond Matta Gerup: A history of Victoria Park by Susannah Thompson chronicles the changing social landscape in Victoria Park, the story of its people, and how they have lived and worked in the district.

Copies of the book can be purchased online below, or from the library and the Town’s Administration building for $44.95 (hardcover – low stock) or $24.95 (softcover).

Beyond Matta Gerup 3D book image

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Local history Timeline booklet

The original timeline was compiled by Lindsay Hunter for the Town of Victoria Park Library, local history collection in 2004. It was updated in 2007 and then revised and updated by Loreley A. Morling in 2016.

The timeline covers significant events and activities in the area of the Town of Victoria Park from pre-European settlement to the present day. It gives a snapshot of the history of the local government area, and provides an interesting and valuable resource to the local community.

Read or search the Timeline online(PDF, 775KB)

Copies of the booklet can be purchased from the library for $3.



Living Memories booklets

The stories presented in the Living Memories booklets are taken from the Local History Awards run between 1999 – 2015 and are based on the writers’ own memories and personal research.

Copies of the booklets can be purchased from the library for $3.


Geoff Gallop’s Know your suburb series

Former Western Australian premier Dr Geoff Gallop produced these publications during his time as Member for Victoria Park.

You can read them online or ask for a hardcopy at the library front counter.

Know your suburb_Bentley and St James(PDF, 2MB)

Know your suburb_Burswood(PDF, 4MB)

Know your suburb_Carlisle and Lathlain(PDF, 4MB)  

Know your suburb_Victoria Park and East Victoria Park(PDF, 2MB)