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.


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Vertical files of unpublished information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


Opening hours


Monday          9am-7pm

Tuesday         9am-5pm

Wednesday    9am-5pm

Thursday        9am-8pm

Friday            9am-5pm

Saturday        9am-4pm



Local History Officer

Phone: (08) 8393 6400




Local History DatabaseFamily History Links