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Local & family history
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.
Explore an ever-growing range of Gold Coast photographs pinned to a local map.
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.
We're always interested in your feedback and looking to improve the website wherever possible.