Local History Collection

Post Office building historical photo

The Monash Public Library Service's local history collections are held in the Monash Federation Centre. The Centre is also the home of the History Monash Inc. (formerly Oakleigh & District Historical Society), its collections and administration.

The Federation Centre is located in the historic precinct in Warrawee Park at 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh 3166 adjoining the Oakleigh Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. It is staffed by Monash Public Library Service and is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The library's local history collection is on open access at the Federation Centre. It contains photographs and maps; newspaper clippings; monographs; local newspapers; gazetteers; personal recollections; rate books; cemetery records, indexes and ephemera.

Our digital local history collection search is not available at this time as we are undergoing maintenance of the collection. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Centre also provides access by arrangement to the  History Monash Inc. (formerly Oakleigh & District Historical Society) collections. Contact the Centre to arrange your visit.   Call (613) 9563 2823.

A microfiche reader is available at the Glen Waverley Library.

The Centre hosts exhibitions of local and family history interest.

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Last updated: 04 September 2019