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History Centre

The Holdfast Bay History Centre aims to promote an awareness of our City’s history and heritage. History Centre volunteers are on hand to assist with your research needs including family history, property history and historic burial enquiries at both St Jude’s Cemetery and North Brighton Cemetery.

The Centre collects and preserves material relating to the Holdfast Bay area with a strong focus on the people, buildings and events of the area. Items from the collection including objects, photographs and documents are regularly on display at the Bay Discovery Centre. You can browse items within the collection through the Library Catalogue.

View Catalogue Search Instructions_History Centre(186 kb)

Open Hours
Monday - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Tuesday - 9:30 am - 7pm
Wednesday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Holdfast Bay History Centre
Ringwood House
14 Jetty Road
Telephone: (08) 8229 9916

History Tours
Small school or group tours, talks and information sessions are available upon request. 
Download a copy of our Mansions of Glenelg Walking Brochure Mansions of Glenelg(1059 kb)

The majority of the Centre’s objects, photographs and documents have been donated by people who wished to see their precious items preserved for future generations to enjoy. The Centre will consider donations of material that increase the depth and range of our collections. We only accept donations that relate to the City of Holdfast Bay. Contact the History Centre Coordinator for further information.

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