Carnarvon Library and Gallery

Capturing Carnarvon's past

You’ll find the Carnarvon Local Studies library within the Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery building. This treasure-trove of local historical information provides an insight into the region’s colourful past, with books, oral history recordings and photographs, many of which are being digitised. You can listen to the oral histories at a special listening station and browse photographs from the ever-increasing digitised collection.

Address:

18 Egan St
Carnarvon WA 6701
Australia

Opening Hours

Tues to Fri 9.30am - 5pm; Sat 9.30am - 12.30pm

Dear Librarian

In 1998 Carnavon’s Local Studies librarians were excited to receive a package containing this letter and accompanying photographs depicting the construction of a nearby whaling station. Perth man Phil...

Woman of Contrasts

Carnarvon’s first and, so far, only female shire president Delys Cole painted this depiction of the Carnarvon Courthouse. Cole is known as a woman of contrasts – “creative, yet computer illiterate...

Traumatic life for talented artist

The late Aboriginal artist Ruby McIntosh painted this striking painting titled ‘Ripples on the Wooramel River’. The river was an important resource for local Aboriginal people across the millenia. It...

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