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Hawkesbury City Library

Library Charges
  • Free
Research Costs
  • Researchers encouraged to visit and conduct their own research where possible. A basic Research Service with certain restrictions is available. Research is undertaken on a fee basis according to the Council's current Fees & Charges, and only on material that is unique to our collection and only available to people living unreasonable distances from the library, (i.e. interstate) making a personal visit impossible. For more information about this service E: history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
Open Hours
  • Monday to Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9am-1pm Sunday 2pm-5pm Closed Public Holidays
  • 1980

The Local Studies Collection focuses on collecting and making accessible, materials relating to the Hawkesbury district. The Hawkesbury was settled by Europeans by 1794 and many people can trace their families back to this historic region. The Local Studies Collection has a variety of materials available for research including:

  • Published Books
  • Church, Cemetery & Census Records
  • Newspapers, Newsletters & Journals
  • Photographs
  • Electronic Resources, Microfilm & fiche
  • Maps
  • Pamphlet file includes unpublished family histories, clippings etc

Of special interest, researchers are encouraged to lodge copies of their research into the Local Studies Collection for posterity.


Regular family and local history classes Hawkesbury Family History fair


Hawkesbury Family History Group