The City of Stonnington was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Malvern (a city from 1911 to 1994) and the City of Prahran (a city from 1879 to 1994).
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The Stonnington History Centre is a branch of the Stonnington Library and Information Service, and a department of the Stonnington City Council.
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The Stonnington History Centre is an archive dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the City of Stonnington and the former cities of Malvern and Prahran. The centre holds a substantial collection of essentially paper-based and digital records.
The centre has reading room facilities, which include public computers, wifi access and microform readers.
The collection includes books, photographs, documents, Malvern building plans, maps, subdivision plans, rate records, newspapers, research notes, ephemera and general local history information.
Donations of relevant material are invited from community organisations, businesses and individuals.
Note: The collection includes the collections of the former Malvern Archive and Malvern Historical Society, and Prahran Archive and Prahran Historical and Arts Society.