Gold Coast history

Discover the history of the Gold Coast through our Local Studies Library. City Libraries' Local Studies collection includes a wide range of material relating to the history, development, culture, environment and heritage of the Gold Coast. Photographs, books, newspapers, reports, council minutes, maps and material of interest to family historians are all part of the largest and oldest collection of local history material on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Stories

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

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Picture Gold Coast

Explore our wonderful collection of vintage and modern photographs in Picture Gold Coast.

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Family history

Search our online resources or contact the Local Studies Library to learn more about the history of Gold Coast people and families.

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History of Gold Coast suburbs

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

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Council history

Learn about the history of local government of the Gold Coast region.

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Search the Gold Coast's early newspapers on Trove.

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History Pin

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

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