Local History Resources




Are you curious about the name of your suburb, interested in who owned the local bakery, or doing a school project? The Unley Museum has books, files and historical records you can access for research purposes.

Resources can be accessed at the Museum during opening hours. 

The Museum can conduct some research on your behalf for a fee of $15 per hour after the first hour.  Contact us  or visit to make a request.

Please note we do not provide public access to council records and rates records.

Photographic Reproductions

We provide hard copy photographic reproductions of collection photographs for $25 per photograph for standard reproductions.

To apply for use of a photograph in printed material complete an application form(PDF, 155KB) and email, post or return the completed form in person. 

Search our collection for photographs here.


The Museum sells a range of local history books, cards and merchandise.  Including

  • Unley Museum Fridge magnets
  • Unley Museum Mugs
  • Unley Museum Inspired tea blend by Brewed by Belinda
  • Whistler's Unley by Janet Maughan and Ron Praite
  • History of Goodwood and Unley by John Blackett
  • Cottage to Community Centre by Margaret Paternoster
  • Way College 1892-1903 by Bob Petersen
  • Jae Dee Survives the Home of many Mothers by Jae-Dee Colllier

Visit the museum to purchase.