Local history collection


Discover the City's rich History 

Are you keen to explore the City's rich history? Check out the newly installed cabinets around the City that showcase some of the unique items from our Local History Archive.

These cabinets are located at our Admin Centre, Visitors Centre, Airport, the Red Earth Art Precinct, and our Dampier, Wickham, and Karratha Libraries.

Additionally, there are wonderful items on display at the Wickham Recreation Precinct and Karratha Leisureplex, as well as historical photos in our Roebourne and Dampier Libraries.

To search our Local History Collection please click here

For more information on local history please click here

Catalogue Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and gain permission for the use of images contained in the catalogue. If you believe you are the holder of copyright for an image being used without permission, please contact the City of Karratha Local History department.

Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

Please be aware that some of the City of Karratha’s records may contain language, terms, words or descriptions which may be culturally sensitive, distressing, considered offensive or inappropriate today. These words may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.



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