Local History Centre Collection

The Local History Centre contains an extensive collection of material of use to both local and family history researchers that relates to the area covered by the Mount Barker District Council.

The collection is searchable via the:

Local History Database

The Local History Collection provides an opportunity to appreciate the local area and the people, both past and present, and to preserve it for the future.

Historical Walks

Local History Webinar

Other records include:

Books that relate to the Mount Barker District and surrounding areas.

District Registers for Mount Barker, Nairne and Strathalbyn.

Courier Newspaper from 1880


Vertical files of unpublished information

School records

Parish records (Catholic & Anglican)

Archive of original material

State Resources are available and include:

SA Birth, Death & Marriage index on microfiche

SA Birth registrations, 1842 - 1928

SA Marriages registrations, 1842 - 1937

SA Deaths registrations, 1842 - 1972

Biographical index of South Australians 1836 - 1885 

Local History Centre

Contact Local History Officer Phone: 8393 6400 | Email: library@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am - 7pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Big News Ancestry Library Edition

Local History DatabaseFamily History Links
CemeteriesLocal History EventsLocal History Webinars

Local History Centre Opening Hours