The City of Boroondara Library Service holds thousands of historical photographs, many of which are digitised and available for you to discover in our photograph collection. The collection includes images of buildings, streetscapes, the natural environment, people and the events of Boroondara, from the mid-1800s to the present day. Photographs are an invaluable resource for family and local history research.
Donate a photograph
Our photograph collection continues to grow as we receive donations from community members in Boroondara and beyond.
We are always keen to add new photographic treasures and their stories to our collection as this will help the community, now and in the future, understand how the local history of the area has been shaped.
If you have a photograph of people or places in Boroondara, please consider donating a copy to the library and help us to collect and share the memories of Boroondara.
If you would like to donate a photograph, contact us:
- email Local and Family History Librarian
- phone 9278 4666.
Other sources of photographs
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? Try these suggestions:
- Contact one of Boroondara’s local historical societies:
- Search TROVE, the wonderful site from the National Library of Australia.
- Search the collection of the Royal Historical Society Victoria .
- Search Google Images
- Search Flickr for photos tagged as Boroondara or Boroondara Libraries, photo groups that Boroondara Libraries belongs and contributes to, or try a keyword searche such as Boroondara gardens.
- Browse books on the local area from the Library collection as many of them contain fabulous photos.
- Search the Pictures Collection on our eResource Ancestry - (for use in the library only)