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The Local History pages provide information and access to local histories, including biographies, events, gazetters, and links to published local histories.

Localities explored in the Local History pages are presently in Western Australia and England (Herefordshire), and also Germany (East Prussia), but will eventually extend to include New South Wales, Victoria, India and Peninsular Malaysia, and possibly other regions in due course.


"Local History: motives and aims".

'Why study local history? Each has his or her aims and it is worth while occasionally to analyse or re-analyse for oneself the motives for local studies. First we may find local history fun'

Francis Celora
Teach Yourself Local History, English Universities Press Ltd., London 1958: 3.

Picture information and sources

left: Aboriginal paintings in cave gallery near the mouth of the Bowes River, near Horrocks Beach, Western Australia. Photo by author, 1984.
centre: Landscape on the northern sandplains near Mt. Adams, east of Dongara, Western Australia, featuring Purple Moon Peak. Photo by author, 1984
right: facade of the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Dongara, Western Australia, built 1884 of local limestone. Photo by author, 1984