- Visit us
- Library app
- Using the library
- Explore our collection
- What's On
- Children's services
- Youth services
- Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme
- Discovering and Rediscovering Woollahra
- World War 1 Remembered
- World War 2 Remembered
- A brief history of Woollahra
- Administrative history
- Mayors and chairmen
- Petition to form the Municipality
- Euroka Reserve, Woollahra
- Proclamation of the Municipality
- Women aldermen and councillors of Woollahra
- Electing the first Council
- First meeting of the Council
- The first Council Chambers
- Council records
- External resources
- Family history
- Local areas
- Local history fast facts
- Oral history
- Searching your property
- Women in Woollahra
- Home Library Service
Our Local History Collection can transport you into the history and heritage of our local places and people.
Discover a large range of books, manuscripts, photographs, records, maps and other documents which can give insight into Woollahra’s past, and can be used for researching the history of our area. Many resources have been digitised and can be viewed on our Local History Digital Archive, while others can be located at Woollahra Library at Double Bay.
Search the collection
Local History Guides
We've prepared a number of guides to assist you in your search:
Local History staff can undertake research on behalf of customers and document the findings. Fees for this service are based on staff time used, and vary according to the purpose of the enquiry (commercial use or personal interest).
Please use our online service to submit your Local History Research request: Ask the Library
Local History Librarians are also available for guided research enquiries on Level 3 of Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Bookings with our Local History Librarians are essential, and can be made online or by calling 9391 7100.
The fees and charges for all Research enquiries are listed below.
|Non-commercial local history research (per hour)||$44.00|
|Commercial local history research (per hour)||$68.00|
|File retrieval fee (per file part)||$17.00|
|Digital Image File - based on cost of reproduction (CR) plus a service charge||CR + $40.00|
You can now pay online for library services.