City of Greater Geraldton Local History Collection

Treasure trove of historical records

The City of Greater Geraldton’s Local History Collection holds a treasure trove of material recording the region’s colourful past. From research documents and historical books to photos, oral history recordings and artefacts, the collection provides invaluable material for anyone looking to delve into the region’s history records.


Geraldton Regional Library
37 Marine Tce
Geraldton WA 6530

Opening Hours

Mon, Tues, Fri 9.30am - 5pm; Wed 1 - 5pm; Thurs 9.30am - 6pm; Sat 9.30am to 1pm

HMAS Sydney II’s second last berth

Pore over the hundreds of entries depicting the historic comings and goings from Midwest Port Authorities’ Geraldton Port and one item in the shipping register stands out. In scrawling black pen is...

Signed copy of the famous book by Randolph Stow

Acclaimed writer Randolph Stow grew up in Geraldton in the 1930s and 40s, the son of a country lawyer. Even from a young age he showed signs of the creativity that was to define his life. He went on...

Adoring welcome to explorers

When John Forrest completed his arduous trek from Geraldton to Adelaide in 1874, dignitaries presented him with this silk transcript of their welcome address. “We have the pleasure of giving you a...

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Open your eyes to the natural world

The other-worldly looking structures of the pinnacles in Nambung National Park are so intriguing that they capture your full attention. But look a little closer and stay a little longer and a whole...

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Central Greenough
Central Greenough
Located approximately 25 kilometres south of Geraldton and 380 kilometres...
corner of Brand Highway and McCartney Road, Greenough, WA 6532
The Esplanade
The Esplanade
The Esplanade located at the southern end of the Foreshore is a popular...
The Esplanade, Geraldton, WA 6530
Bill Sewell Complex
Geraldton Heritage Precinct Ngurra Barlunguu
Wandering the streets of Geraldton it will be hard to miss the...
Corner of Chapman Road and Bayly Street, Geraldton, WA 6530
ibis Styles Geraldton
ibis Styles Geraldton
ibis Styles Geraldton offers well appointed accommodation and a relaxed...
140 Brand Highway, Ibis Styles Geraldton, Geraldton, WA 6530