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Local History Collection

City of Port Adelaide Enfield Local History Collection

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Local History Collection is located in the Port Adelaide Library and provides resources and assistance to people researching the history of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield area.

Useful 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  • Published and unpublished resources relevant to the area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

And are available in the following 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

Assistance is provided during Local History opening hours

Wednesday:

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Thursday:

2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Friday:

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

City of Port Adelaide Enfield Local History Room:

 Port Adelaide Library

2 Church Street Port Adelaide SA 5015

Phone: 08 84056580

For further details please contact our Local History Officer:

  • Port Adelaide Library: (08) 8405 6580 or via  Email