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Collections & Services

The Cultural Heritage Collection is held at the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Cultural Heritage Centre

The Cultural Heritage Office conserves and facilitates access to the Civic Collection. The collection records the historic operations of the Council and includes:

Civic collection

A selection of Civic and local history artefacts

Mayoral reports

Civic photographic collection

Oral histories

Council Minutes

Rate assessments

Letter books


Local history reference collection



Due to a high demand for our services we are currently not accepting new research requests. 

Please find below a list of organisations & resources where commonly sought after historical records can be obtained.

If your enquiry relates to an urgent heritage matter please contact us via email:

Digitisation project

Exciting plans are underway to digitise the Civic Collection. 

This project aims to improve public accessibility to the records and to preserve a copy for posterity. 

If you are interested in helping with this project, and have a background in archives or collection management, calls for volunteers will be made when the project is launched. Keep an eye on our volunteer vacancies

Family history and other useful information

Addresses (historical business and residential)

A free library version of is available at our three Council libraries

Please phone your library to book a computer and mention that you would like to use

Births, Deaths, Marriages

Cemeteries and Burials

Church Records

Family History Resources

Historians - find a professional historian to conduct your research


House Histories

Migration and Ship Passenger Lists



Pioneer Records


War and Service Records


Cultural Heritage Centre
T: 08 8334 0262