Busselton Local Studies

Welcome to Local Studies

The Local Studies Collection consists of a wide range of for-loan and archive materials.

The collection aims to collect, document, preserve and promote the history, development and culture of the City of Busselton area.

The collection consists of:

  • photographs

  • maps & plans

  • oral histories & transcripts

  • books & reports

  • local newspapers

  • rate books

  • brochures & pamphlets

  • unpublished material

Archive Material

Local Studies Archive

Request access to archive material to view at Busselton Library by completing an Enquiry Form.

Make a Request

Local Studies Catalogue

You can search our catalogue for Local Studies items. Items are available to loan in both Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries.

Search the Catalogue

Local Studies Gallery

Local Studies Gallery

Enjoy browsing our extensive image collection on the Busselton Libraries Flickr page. New images are added regularly.

View Gallery

Need help with your research?

The Local Studies Officer is available to answer local studies research enquiries.

Please complete an enquiry form.

Make an Enquiry

Local Studies Links

There’s a wealth of information available to help with your local studies research. Depending on the subject you’re researching, you might find these links useful:

Busselton Oral History Group
Busselton Family History Society
The Busselton Museum
Busselton Local Heritage Survey
State Records Office
J.S. Battye Library of WA History
The Bussell and Molloy Diaries
The WA Post Office Directories
The Police Gazette of WA
The AIF Project

Oral History

You can listen to stories and memories of Busselton and surrounds past through the State Library Catalogue or by borrowing copies from Busselton or Dunsborough Library.

The Busselton Oral History Group is an active group of volunteers that work to capture the fascinating stories of people local to Busselton, Dunsborough and surrounding areas.

Each oral history has a digital version, available on the State Library of Western Australia website, a hard copy CD located at Busselton and Dunsborough Library, and a written transcript kept in the Library archive. Each CD is available for borrowing through the library catalogue and a request can be made to view the transcript in the library.

If you wish to contact the Busselton Oral History Group they can be reached at listorc@westnet.com.au.

Recordings are added regularly so be sure to check the catalogue for new titles.

Browse State Library digital recordings
Browse Busselton Library CDs