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Local History - Intermission (1930)

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 Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive, while others can be located at Woollahra Library at Double Bay or from the extensive research available on the links in this section.

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Research services and assistance

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Submit your Local History Research request here Ask the Library

Local History staff are available for paid assistance and research services via appointment. Local History staff are available for assistance via appointment. Initial appointments are for 30 minutes only and are free of charge. Booking must be made 7 days in advance.

The following booking times are available:

  • Monday to Friday 10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 5pm - 7pm
  • Saturday 10am - 12pm

Fill in the form to make a booking enquiry or call 9391 7100.

Fees and charges apply for additional appointments, consultations or research per the below.

Local History
Non-commercial local history research (per hour)  $45.50
Commercial local history research (per hour) $70.00
File retrieval fee (per file part) $18.00
Digital Image File - based on cost of reproduction (CR) plus a service charge CR + $41.50

You can now pay online for library services.