Queen Street circa 1900
Campbelltown Library's local studies collection contains historic and contemporary materials covering life in the local government area.
Available during opening hours, the physical collection at Campbelltown City Library includes:
Resources may only be used within the library as they are generally unique, but copies can be made of most materials.
A number of tools are available to help with your research. If you feel unsure of how to proceed, feel free to ask the library staff for assistance. For lengthy, in depth local history research enquiries please make an appointment with the Local Information Librarian on 02 4645 4431.
The Local Studies Team at Campbelltown City Library has been blogging since way back in 2011 and it's still going strong. A large community of members and loyal readers enjoy these regular insights into Campbelltown's history.
Read our latest History Buff blog post and share your comments on campbelltown-library.blogspot.com
Looking to find out more about the government in our local area, history of our suburbs, heritage buildings or to explore our timeline of some important events in Campbelltown we've got you covered.
Oral histories with people of Campbelltown serving with the Australian forces during wartime including Reg Hulbert, John Jess, Jack Phillips, Peter Smith, Clarrie Graham, Alfred Wright, Kangaroo March
Community Profile Information and statistics, including social atlas, economic profile and population forecasts can be found.
Video series of interviews with residents of Campbelltown.
Join us for a journey through time and experience the life of wonderful buildings which once proudly stood before today’s streetscape on Queen Street, Campbelltown in New South Wales.
Podcasts hosted by Local Studies Librarian, Andrew Allen explores the history and contemporary stories of Campbelltown.
The story of Frederick Fisher and his ghost has been documented by many, including Charles Dickens, but Downing’s account, told in over 300 typewritten pages, must be the most meticulously researched.
With over 10,000 historical photos dating from the early 1800's our historical photograph collection features people, places, events, industry and landscapes - all now searchable in our new catalogue.
Unlock new insights into Campbelltown’s past and present by browsing through our Historypin photo collections and tours. See modern day Campbelltown transformed into yesteryear with the historypin app.
Oral history interviews with long-term Campbelltown residents.
Read through biographical information of the prominent people from Campbelltown's past including Frederick Fisher, H.J. Daley, Elizabeth Macarthur, John Therry and others