Prospect Library, Local History Collection, Adelaide

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Prospect Library, Local History Collection, Adelaide

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom


  • Municipal

Zone du contact


Local History Officer



Adresse physique

1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth




South Australia

Nom du pays

Code postal



08 8342 8170



Zone de description


Prospect Local History Collection was opened in 1986 as part of the South Australian Jubilee celebrations. It has developed as a means of collecting and preserving materials documenting the history and cultural development of Prospect, promoting and communicating local identity, history, heritage and stories.

Contexte géographique et culturel

The boundary of the geographical area covered by City of Prospect includes the Adelaide suburbs of: Collinswood, Medindie Gardens, Fitzroy, Ovingham, Prospect, Thorngate, Broadview, Nailsworth, and Sefton Park.

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Acquisitions must have distinct, verifiable connection to the City of Prospect and fit within the stated purpose of the collection and the collection areas outlined in Collection Development Policy.



Physical Items collected are: photographs; documents, including letters and journals; reports; drawings and plans; maps; oral histories; books, including all publications by the Prospect Local History Group; textiles; and three dimensional objects.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Deaths and Marriages in South Australia.
Books for searching: Sands and McDougall directories, Biographical records, South Australian records series, Electoral rolls, Civic records, Cemetery records, general South Australia information, Shipping information and research aids.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Tuesday 10.15am-8.30pm
Wednesday to Friday 10.15am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 2-5pm
Closed Monday and public holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

The Prospect Library, Local History Collection is a reference collection and is to be used within the Library only. Information can be copied at the discretion of the Local History Officer provided there are no copyright restrictions.

The collection is made available to the community including the general public, researchers and Prospect Local History Group in the Local History Room of the Prospect Library where collection items and records can be physically accessed.

Commitment to an ongoing digitisation project will also ensure that objects and documents are increasingly accessible and searchable. The library provides scans of images to individuals as requested provided there is no copyright restriction on the material. A small fee may be incurred to cover the cost of providing the image.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

The Prospect Family History Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month and members are available to help research family history.

The Local History Officer (part-time) is available for help with the collection. Library staff are also on hand to assist with basic search requests.

Services de reproduction

Copying services are available for a fee for books, journals and original records up to A3 size.
Copyright restrictions apply.

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Zone du contrôle

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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 11 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth
Adelaide, South Australia 5083