Cranbrook Library

Great Southern's Finest

The Shire of Cranbrook Archives are housed within the Cranbrook Public Library in the Gillamii Centre and it a vital stop for anyone researching their family history. We collaborate with the Cranbrook Museum, a short walk from the Gillamii Centre. Photographs, transcribed oral family stories, documents, maps and memorabilia of specific major events in the Shires history since it became an independent local government in 1926, make up the collection.


140 Climie Street
Gilamii Centre
Cranbrook WA 6321

Opening Hours

Wed to Fri 9am - 4:30pm

No one in Cranbrook would dare name their child or pet “Bruno”. On January 22, 1982, Cyclone Bruno brought torrential rain to many parts of Western Australia and caused devastation in the Tambellup...

The fiftieth anniversary of Cranbrook, in 1976, was a perfect opportunity to conduct oral history interviews with a number of long-term residents. Jean Teasdale interviewed the residents and the...

On December 27, 2003 a catastrophic bushfire tore through the farming area of Tenterden, resulting in two fatalities and the destruction of houses, sheds, stock and crops. Local school student Emma...

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