Local History Centre

Come in and explore our community’s past, discover your family’s ancestry or research the history of your house.

Visit the Local History Centre located inside the Vincent Library. Dedicated to preserving, documenting and celebrating the history of Vincent, the Centre holds a treasure trove of information about the suburbs and characters of Vincent.

The Local History Centre is open  Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
By appointment: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Contact us on 9273 6534 or email local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au


 Local History Image Library (online)

Vincent’s Local History image collection is now accessible anywhere, anytime via the online Image Library.

This fascinating collection of photos can be browsed by topic, decade, suburb or keyword.

New images are added regularly. Feel free to submit yours to help it grow.

Our photographs can also be accessed through the National Library of Australia's website TROVE



 City of Vincent Suburb History Brochures

Select from the banners below for a brief history of each suburb, including map and places of interest.

Printed brochures are available in the Local History Centre.

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Can you help?

Share your history with us - and all of Vincent.

The success of creating this collection depends very much on contributions from past and current residents, businesses, groups and organisations. Any donations of photographs, yearbooks, programmes, diaries, letters or memorabilia would be greatly appreciated. If you do not wish to part with items we would be happy for the opportunity to copy them and return your originals. Local groups, such as sporting groups, are encouraged to deposit their newsletters, records, scrapbooks, etc, with the collection. All donations are greatly appreciated.

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Further Information:

Contact our friendly and passionate team at the Local History Centre
9273 6534 or local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au