Local History

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Local History Collection is located in the Port Adelaide Library, 2 Church Street Port Adelaide, and provides resources and assistance to people researching the history of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield area. 
Assistance is provided during Local History opening hours:
Tuesdays 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesdays 10.00am -1.00pm
Fridays 1.00pm - 4.00pm

For further details please contact the Local History Officer at the Port Adelaide Library on (08) 8405 6580.

Local History Resources include:

  • Published and unpublished resources relevant to the area
  • Published histories of other localities in South Australia
  • Port Adelaide Rate Assessment 1875 – 1902
  • Enfield Rate Assessment Books (microfiche) 1868 – 1993
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage indexes for South Australia
  • Birth, Death and Marriage certificates for Port Adelaide District
  • Cemetery records
  • Messenger Newspapers
  • Government Gazettes 1843 – 1998 (some exceptions)
  • Police Gazettes 1862 – 1947
  • Passenger Lists 1836 – 1851

Local History resources are available in various formats:

  • Photographs – available online via our library catalogue and our new Flickr page
  • Books
  • Ephemera
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Original papers
  • Newspapers
  • Oral histories
  • Maps
  • CD books

Online Resources

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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