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Local and Family History

The Yankalilla Library, in partnership with the Yankalilla and District Historical Society Inc., provides collections and information relating to the history of the Yankalilla district.

Online Collection

Access hundreds of historical photographs of the Yankalilla district.

Photographs are owned by the Yankalilla and District Historical Society Inc.

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John Fowler, Yankalilla.

Click here to browse the full collection

Voices from the Past

We have some oral history interviews and other resources available for viewing here.

Printed Collection

Yankalilla Library has a specialised local history collection which is for in-library use only. To view the titles in this collection, click here. Holds cannot be placed on these items, but library staff are available to help access this collection in the library.

Yankalilla and District Historical Society

The Yankalilla and District Historical Society Inc. aims to promote community interest in local history, encourages preservation of historical buildings and sites, and collects and records items of historical interest in the district.

The Yankalilla and Distict Historical Society can assist with family and local history research. The Society also has a special collection of printed materials available for viewing in the library. For more information please contact:

Margaret Morgan, President
Phone 08 8558 3353
Email yank.hist.soc@gmail.com
Facebook YankalillaHistory

Or visit the historical society in the library on Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm.

Helpful Resources

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National Library of Australia

http://www.nla.gov.au

The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library in Australia. In 2012–13, the National Library collection comprised 6,496,772 items, and an additional 15,506 metres of manuscript material.


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State Library of South Australia

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au

The State Library of South Australia is the official library of the Australian state of South Australia and has a collection focus on South Australian information, and general reference material for information and research purposes.


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State Records of South Australia

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au

State Records is the official custodian for archival records created by State and Local Government agencies within South Australia.


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https://trove.nla.gov.au

Find and get over 304,636,796 Australian and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more at the online information resource Trove. Hosted by the National Library of Australia.


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Ancestory Library Edition

For in-library use only.

Provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Also provides limited Australian coverage. This resource is only accessible on library computers - please see staff for details.