Local and Family History

The Gawler Heritage Collection is now available in the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, at the Gawler Civic Centre.


This Collection is primarily focused on printed, published and paper-based material specifically relating to the history of Gawler and its region.

The collection also contains photographs, oral histories and original manuscripts. Due to the reference nature of the material, we are unable to make it available for loan.

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, and is available from all public access computers in the Gawler Public Library and the Cultural Heritage Research Centre.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the Research Centre and Heritage Gallery are now closed however staff are available to help with your family history or local history enquiries.

For all enquiries please contact Jacinta Weiss, Cultural Heritage Centre Coordinator
Email: heritage@gawler.sa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8522 9268.

Research Centre
Mon 1pm-4pm
Wed 10am-12 noon, 1pm-4pm
Thur 1pm-5pm
Other times by appointment

Heritage Gallery Mon-Wed 9.00am -5pm
Thursday 9.00am -6pm
Fri 9.00am -5pm
Sat 9am-1pm