Resources & Publications

Discover the history behind the people, places and events that have shaped Willoughby; the civic, suburban and Indigenous history of the area.

Willoughby City Library has a range of fascinating local historical publications available for sale or online.

Here you will also find the digitised content of our recent physical historical exhibitions from the Willoughby City Council Foyer and Chatswood Library.

Use our Guide(PDF, 2MB) to the Local History Digital Collection for help accessing and searching our collections.

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by Jessica Currie

Placing Willoughby into its context within the greater Sydney region, Jessica Currie’s book was produced with the support of Willoughby City Council and the Aboriginal Heritage Office of the Northern Sydney region.

The book explores and traces the Aboriginal history of Willoughby, taking a reader on a chronological journey, detailing the rich, cultural history of Aboriginal people in the area from creation through to the present day.

After months of research, Jessica has produced a permanent written and pictorial record of Aboriginal history in the Willoughby area.

by Willoughby City Council

Most of the minutes of Willoughby Council from the first Council Meeting in 1865 onwards are held at the Library. Current minutes are available under Agendas and Minutes.

A selection of publications and miscellaneous reports issued by Council are held in the archives.

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