The current focus of the Local Studies Collection is on schools, those in town and those that popped up around the district to cater for the children of Group Settlers.
We are in the process of digitising and cataloguing our large collection of class photos, uploading them to the Local Studies Gallery and Flickr as we go.
We also have information about each of the schools, including location, years active, family names associated with the school, teachers, and some personal anecdotes.
This project will give researchers greater access to a variety of sources of information, handy for family history researchers and those interested in schooling in the area.
If you have any old class photos you’d like to contribute, we can scan the photos and return the originals to you, usually while you wait!
And if you are able to add details to photos on our gallery that are missing, particularly student names, we’d be most grateful.
Contact the Busselton Library for more information.