Explore the history of our city since settlement, learn about our Aboriginal history, find out the history of your suburb and read about prominent people in our city's past. Told through oral, written and visualised ways, Campbelltown's communities'; aspirations and struggles are unique to this place. They form an important part of the way to understand the region and define Campbelltown having The Good Life.
Campbelltown Library's local studies collection also contains historic and contemporary materials covering life in the local government area.
Governor Macquarie named our area Campbell Town in honour of his wife's maiden name. The area later became known simply as Campbelltown.
Celebrating 200 Years of Campbelltown, bicentenary commemorations were launched with cultural performances and the unveiling of the Fringe Lily, a commemorative native plant and shared history.
Despite coming from different mobs, having different stories, and different connections to Country, the Aboriginal community of Campbelltown is one guided by a deep respect for history and traditional ownership of the land.
Biographical information of historical local people of Campbelltown including Kevin Wheatley, John Therry, Frederick Fisher, John and Elizabeth Macarthur,William Redfern, H.J. Daley and others
A timeline of some important events in Campbelltown.
Find out about the history of Campbelltown's suburbs and how and why they got their names.
List of the past Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Town Clerks and General Managers of Campbelltown City.