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

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...

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...

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Historic house of former mining pioneer

The sweeping verandahs and many rooms of Northampton’s Chiverton House Museum were once the home of mining pioneer Captain Samuel Mitchell, who led work on the Geraldine Lead Mine at nearby Galena in...

The men behind the medals

The Geraldton RSL Birdwood House features a collection of military artefacts within the Birdwood Military Museum. The items reveal something of the men behind the medals and the characters behind the...

Rail history brought to life

Stand on the platform of the former Walkaway Station, close your eyes and you can almost picture a train and hear the bustle of residents as they awaited passenger transport, the delivery of fresh...

A world of natural and cultural discovery

The large, modern and stylish Ningaloo Discovery Centre includes the Ningaloo Visitor Centre, function centre and adjoining aquarium. Inside the discovery centre you’ll find the region’s cultural and...

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