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Local & family history

Vintage image of women at a cafe with a dalmatian

Gold Coast Libraries holds the city’s largest and oldest collection of local history material.

Discover our history by exploring our online resources and by visiting our Local Studies Library when it reopens.

Gold Coast Stories 

Our Gold Coast Stories website brings together interesting tales, popular stories and hidden histories about the people and places of the Gold Coast.

Picture Gold Coast

Explore our amazing collection of vintage and modern photographs of the Gold Coast. Learn about Picture Gold Coast.

History Pin

Explore an ever-growing range of Gold Coast photographs pinned to a local map.

History of Gold Coast suburbs

From Advancetown to Yatala, the Gold Coast has over 80 suburbs with their own unique histories and identities.

Our Local Studies Library holds a wide range of material relating to the history, development, culture, environment and heritage of the Gold Coast. Donations and copies of heritage materials are always appreciated.

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