Photograph collection

Discover Cambridge historical photographs on Flickr!

City Beach - a history in photographs

Visit Cambridge Library Flickr Channel

With new collections being added weekly, browse our Local History Flickr images by streets, places, events, people and decade to discover how our suburbs have changed over time.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that these collections may contain the names and images of people who have died.

While browsing feel free to comment, tag, and share local history images to you own websites and projects.  Local History images are made available under Creative Commons License:


Please note: Not all our photographs are available online. We are frequently adding new images, so please check back regularly or contact the Local Studies Librarian to search for a particular photographic topic.

Photographs for sale

Historic photographs of the Town of Cambridge are available for sale for $5.00 each.

All photographs are subject to copyright and a release form must be signed by purchasers.

Please enquire with staff regarding availability of photographs, as not all photographs displayed are available for sale. 

Donate photographs

Do you have old photographs of places, people, buildings, scenes, events etc. within the Town of Cambridge area? If you do, we would love to talk with you! We can either accept originals or are happy to scan you memories and return the originals to you. Donations are accepted on the condition that we can make the images publicly accessible, however the method by which people can view them is completely up to you. For more details, please contact our Local Studies Librarian on 9383 8969 or