Cambridge Library Local Studies is dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the unique history and heritage of the Town of Cambridge.
The Local Studies collection is a valuable source of publicly available information on the environmental, historical, social, cultural and developmental attributes of the area that falls within the boundaries of the Town. The collection contains books, reports, oral histories, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings and other items of local interest. Some are available to loan, but rare and valuable items are kept in the Local Studies office and can be made available by appointment.
Contact us on 9383 8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a short documentary created by Cambridge Library's Oral History Coordinator about the Old Plank Road out to City Beach, featuring excerpts and photographs from the Cambridge Voices Oral History collection.
Find out how you can access historic photographs, giving you a glimpse into life in our Town's suburbs throughout the ages.
A collaborative project between Town of Cambridge, City of Vincent and Same Drum.
Listen to personal stories and memories that bring to life the stories of those who have lived and worked in the Town of Cambridge.
Follow the Old Plank Road is the Cambridge Library Local Studies Blog. Browse articles to discover the diverse people, places and events that have shaped the development and growth of our community over time.
Can you help? Cambridge Local Studies is always looking for photos, memorabilia, oral histories and even volunteers to help us develop our knowledge of the past.
Have you ever wanted to trace the history of your house? Find out what you need to get started and the resources that can help you.
Are you trying to untangle the branches of your family tree? Find information, tips and resources to help you on your genealogical journey here.
Discover the unique celebration of the history of our first heritage listed street in two interesting light installations.
Borrow or purchase your own copy of works detailing the stories of the suburbs within the Town of Cambridge.