Fremantle History Centre


Fremantle History Centre, located in the Library, is a source of historical information on Fremantle and East Fremantle. The collection includes rate books, biographical files, newspapers, council minutes and agendas, publications and maps and plans. 

The History Centre is open by appointment, Monday to Friday and Saturdays fortnightly. Please contact us via to make an appointment.

Photograph collection

Search for digitised photographs from our collection. 
Contact the Fremantle History Centre regarding usage - see also application for use


Oral history

This is a sample of one of our many oral history recordings. Contact the Fremantle History Centre to listen to the recordings in our collection.


Researching family and properties

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

Looking for people?

Looking for properties?


Handy indexes

Other links of interest

  • Trove – Search text of historical newspapers, 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



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