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Prospect Local History Collection

  • Prospect Library 1 Thomas Street Nailsworth S. Aus. 5082
  • Ph : 08 8344 5454
  • Prospect Library
Library Charges
  • nil
Open Hours
  • Tuesday : 10.15 am - 8.30 pm. Wed to Fri 10.15 am - 6.00 pm. Sat 9.00 am - 4.00 pm. Sun 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
  • Prospect Local History Group Newsletter.

Prospect Local History Collection is housed in the Prospect Library and holds information relating to the history of the Prospect area. This collection offers hardcopy and  online resources  to researchers.  There is a research computer available in the Local History room.

Prospect is an inner urban Community of approximately 20,000 people located immediately north of the City of Adelaide.

The name "Prospect' was chosen because of the beautiful "prospect" the locality presented.  It was described as being well presented with waving gums and shady trees.


Within the City of Prospect there are tree lined residential streets which  are bordered and transected by major arterial roads. The predominant housing styles of the area are traditional bungalows and villas, town houses and units.


The City of Prospect was incorporated in 1872 and it was originally one of a number of villages within a few miles of Adelaide.  Population was mainly involved in agriculture, dairy farms, lime kilns and timber milling.


The twentieth century bought expansions  to the City with the increase in transport and employment.  R M Williams set up his business in Percy Street Prospect in the 1930's.


Community renewal in the seventies saw the beginning of the much laudedCommunity arts projects including the stobie poles and murals projects.


Prospect Local History Group Prospect Family History Group.