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Heritage Collection


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.

which consists of the administrative records of the former Gawler Institute.

which 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 Gawler Public Library. The contents of the Collection are included in the Library’s computer-based catalogue with call numbers prefixed ‘LH’. It includes books, some oral history recordings and transcripts, and some video recordings. Many of the items are available to researchers for use within the Library.

which comprises of Items given to or purchased by the Gawler Council by virtue of its Civic role.