The Cultural Heritage Centre manages the Gawler Heritage Collection on behalf of Council.
The Gawler Heritage Collection comprises of three unique collections: The Gawler Institute Archives Collection, The Gawler Local History Collection and The Gawler Civic Collection. While these collections are primarily paper-based (including photographic records), there are also many historical objects such as portraits, paintings, maps, plans and textiles.
The Collection is currently being catalogued and new entries are being added weekly. Cataloguing will be a long term project so please contact the Cultural Heritage Centre if you have an enquiry about an item in the Gawler Heritage Collection but cannot find it in the catalogue.
Please click here to access the electronic catalogue.
The Gawler Institute Collection consists of the administrative records of the former Gawler Institute together with art works, objects and the Reading Room historical book collection.
The Gawler Local History Collection began with items that were collected or donated during the researching and writing of the history of Gawler and its region by Dr Derek Whitelock. New items are continually being added and it is stored within the Cultural Heritage Centre. It includes books, some oral history recordings and transcripts, and some video recordings. The items are available to researchers for use within the Research Room of the Cultural Heritage Centre.
The Gawler Civic Collection comprises of Items given to or purchased by the Gawler Council by virtue of its Civic role.