Our collection of local history is contained in the Heritage Room located within the library building.
The collection contains local historic photographs, books, documents and newspapers which are available for public use within the library. Items may be photocopied.
Donations to this collection are welcome, please contact the library if you have items of local significance which we could include in our collection.
Currently on long term display in the Heritage Room are memorials to the servicemen of the region with their medals.
A microfilm reader is located in the Heritage Room. Its resources include:
The Guardian – from late 1880s to 1965
Ultima and Chillingollah Star – from 1915 to 1951
Nyah and Piangil Times – from 1924 to 1942
The Heritage Room also has a family search and CD-rom computer which is available for public use.
Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society
Address: PO Box 1232
Swan Hill, Vic. 3585
Members are on duty at the library:
During these hours you may contact the person on duty by calling (03) 5036 2472 or dropping into the library.
Should the above days and times not be suitable, another time may be arranged by contacting any of the following members:
Mrs Betty Jenvey 5032 9405
Mrs Shirley Durden 5033 0336
Mrs Marg Scala 5032 2513
Mrs Norma Rutherford 5032 4375
A minimum fee of $10 is payable by non-members. Written research enquiries for non-members are also undertaken, for a minimum fee of $10, plus any costs (e.g. photocopying)
Annual membership fees: Single member $20
Family membership $25
All new members pay an additional joining fee of $10.00.
Mallee Oral History Group
Volunteer members of the Mallee Oral History Group have interviewed more than 160 older residents of the district and recorded their stories on cassette.
This collection is held within the Heritage Room at the library.
Volunteer Val Tillett has transcribed these stories from tape, so that they can be borrowed in book format.
If you know someone who would be a good candidate to be interviewed, or would like to become an interviewer, please contact : Mrs Alison Bennett 5039 2242.
Some of the local residents whose interviews belong to the collection include:
……just to name a few…….