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Our Local Studies collection is a specialised collection of material covering historic and current aspects of the Bankstown area.
The collection is housed in the Local History Room, 2nd Floor Bankstown Library, and includes (but is not limited to) books, photographs, historical records, council minutes and rate books. Local Studies items are not available for loan, however items may be copied upon request. 

For more information, contact 9707 9728.

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Useful Local History Resources
Memorial Park Fact Sheet no 22
Australia Trove Find and get Australian and online resources:
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives
Search State Library of NSW. Find records of the manuscripts, oral history and pictures collections of the Mitchell Library, Sir William Dixson Library and Dixson Galleries. 
Australian Stories
National Archives of Australia
State Records Authority of New South Wales 
Land Titles Office
History of Places in Australia
Search Geoscience Australia, the official body for naming and recording details of places and geographical names in Australia
Journeys in Time, the full transcripts of the journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie in the period 1809 - 1822 
Greville 1872 Postal Directory for Bankstown