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Discover all about your house, when it was built and its past owners through the Centre’s House History research service.

Cost per request is $30.00. All donations received help facilitate the ongoing conservation of the Holdfast Bay History Collection.

As the service is run by volunteers, requests for assistance may take up to one month to complete.

Though all of the below searches will be completed, please note this does not guarantee that photographs or plans etc. will be located.

What does the search include?

  • Holdfast Bay Historical rates search for the years 1856 to 1945.
  • Holdfast Bay historical real estate sales search for the years 1987 to present.
  • Holdfast Bay Vertical Files search.
  • Holdfast Bay Catalogue search, including photographs and aerial imagery.
  • TROVE, National Library of Australia newspaper search (including articles, advertising and family notices up until 1955).
  • State Library of South Australia search (including photographs, plans and documents).

Please fill in the details below for the house being researched:

if known

By submitting this form I consent to a $30 research donation

Please pay online here before completing and submitting the form. You will require your donation ID

You will receive a donation Id number on completion of payment it looks similar to this id: c8eXc547-81c0-4S5a-9200-