South Hedland Library - local studies collection

A community space – a space for community

A young girl, cast in bronze, sitting on a wooden bench reading her book, welcomes visitors to the South Hedland library. In the ‘new’ town of South Hedland, the library quietly weaves together the strands of a diverse, multicultural community of the region, brought together mainly through mining. Far from its etymological roots, meaning ‘dry’ in Ngarluma, the Library’s Local History Collection reflects the vibrant community spirit that thrives in South and Port Hedland.

Address:

Leake Street
South Hedland WA 6722
Australia

Opening Hours
Local history collection accessible by calling (08) 9158 9373
Stitching together

In 1990 and in 2000 migrant women of the Pilbara came together to stitch stories of their identities, resilience and diverse cultures into community quilt banners. These colourful quilts, animated...

In the aftermath of war

Few people are aware that Port Hedland was also bombed by the Japanese during World War 2. There were three raids and a one young serviceman was killed in the first raid on 30 July, 1942. It is...

Winning the Black Rock Stakes

Rivalry between the ‘Dampier Salt Shakers’ and the ‘Pilbara Pushers’ was always a highlight of the annual Black Rock Stakes – a quirky annual race held to raise funds for community charities. For...

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