The City of Canning’s Local History Collection consists of print, audio and moving image resources.

The Canning Local History Library aims to represent the history of the Canning region, including its first peoples, colonial settlement, migration to the region and contemporary times. It holds materials that document the heritage of the region, both current and past.

Currently, the collection has:

  • Books;
  • Photographic images
  • Oral histories;
  • Subject files;
  • Maps;
  • Plans; and
  • Posters

Most of the books in our collection are held at Riverton Library, and are available for loan. The remainder of the collection may be viewed on request.

The Local History Library is always seeking more local content. If you have any items which you believe would be of significance in describing the past or even contemporary living, contact our Local History Team on 9231 0944 or customer@canning.wa.gov.au.

The City retails two books relating to its past and its places:

  • Along the Canning, Fred Carden, RRP $22.
  • Canning River Stories, A. Buchannan, RRP $15.