Research resources

Research resources

Use these resources to help with your family history or property research.

Looking for people?

  • State Library - Guide to WA History  – Provides great links for family history research as well as online databases
  • Post Office Directories - Lists people by locality, individual surname, government service, and by trade or profession. Covers 1893-1949.
  • State Records Office - Includes hospital and health records, births deaths and marriages, prison and gaol records.
  • Western Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages – Search the online indexes for births deaths and marriages as follows, Births (1841-1932),  Deaths (1841-1971) and Marriages (1841-1936).
  • Metropolitan Cemeteries Board – Looking for where someone may be buried, search the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board for Fremantle Cemetery, Karrakatta Cemetery,   Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Guildford Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and Rockingham Regional Memorial Park
  • East Perth Cemeteries – Search for burials at the East Perth Cemetery.
  • National Archives of Australia – Looking for immigration records or passenger lists, check out this archive which includes records about immigration, military service, transport, Indigenous Australians and science and the environment.
  • Australian War Memorial – Find out information about family members or individuals involved in Australian conflicts

Looking for properties?

  • Heritage Council of Western Australia – Search the database to find out if your property is on the Municipal  Heritage Inventory or on the State Register
  • Post Office Directories – Address information to help the postman deliver letters.  Great to discover who lived in your house over the years from 1893 to 1949.
  • Australian Heritage Photographic Library – interested in heritage, explore this website to find images and information about heritage sites in your local area.
  • Intramaps can give you heritage information about your property in the Fremantle area.

Other links of interest

  • Trove – A world of information online including historical newspapers up to 1956, images, oral histories, film and more.
  • State Records Office – Search their online database to look at historical maps, convicts records, school records or virtually any document created by the state government.
  • Royal Western Australia Historical Society - the Society advocates for history and heritage throughout the State, and runs a museum, reference library and photographic collection.
  • People's Ocean Knowledge Trail - information on Nyoongar country and stories.

Contact us

Fremantle History Centre
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
T 08 9432 9739
F 08 9432 9895