LOCATION:  Mount Barker Community Library - 5 Dumas Street, Mount Barker, SA 5251

Contact:  Local History Officer - phone:  (08) 8393 6400

eMail:  library@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

The Local History Centre  holds an extensive collection of material relating to the history of the Mount Barker District.

People interested in genealogy research will find many tools available to assist with their research.

Do you have information about the Mount Barker District's past or the people who lived there?  If so we would like to hear from you.

If you lend us your documents and photographs for copying they will be preserved and be available for use now and in the future.  The preservation of this material is invaluable for future generations.

The Local History Collection provides an opportunity to appreciate our local area and people both past and present, and to preserve it for the future.

Local Resources

Mt Barker Gawler Street taken from Adelaide Road 1865

  • Birth, Death and Marriage District Registers for Mt Barker, Nairne and Strathalbyn - available on microfiche.
  • The Courier Newspaper from 1880.
  • Photographs.
  • Reference Materials and Books
  • A selection of maps of the local area
  • Vertical Files of unpublished information.
  • Burial Register details for Mt Barker managed cemeteries
  • School records.
  • Parish records (Catholic and Anglican).

Online Resources

NTSA Mt Barker Branch Resources

State Resources

  • South Australian Births Index of Registrations 1842 - 1928.
  • South Australian Marriages Index of Registrations 1842 - 1937.
  • South Australian Deaths Index of Registrations 1842 - 1972.
  • Biographical Index of South Australians 1836 - 1888.