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Many of these topics result from projects carried out by our Local History Librarian, sometimes in collaboration with other agencies.  There are also links here to local history topics provided by the City of Casey.

There is much more of local history interest, with an emphasis on the history of local areas, our two Councils and local industry available on our blog - Casey-Cardinia Links to Our Past.  It is well worth checking out!

For more specialised queries about local history, we offer a Local History Enquiry service.

  • Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour - a short history of the men acknowledged in the Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour
  • Berwick - variety of short articles related to the history of Berwick
  • Berwick Heritage Walk - this walking tour is designed to show you the well-known and not so well-known aspects of Berwick’s rich heritage
  • Bunurong People in Casey - City of Casey lies within the boundary of the Mayone Bulluk Bunurong
  • Cardinia Clan Estates - Cardinia Shire was once home to two key Indigenous clans, the Yalloc Bulluk Bunurong and the Mayone Bulluk Bunurong
  • Casey-Cardinia remembers - Search or browse monuments and memorials in the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire.
  • Casey Digital Histories - a collection of real-life stories told by 15 Casey residents over the age of 60 which includes their childhood memories, the games they played as children and the changes they’ve seen in their lifetime.
  • Clyde History - community website created and maintained by long-time residents and siblings Joan and John Vanderhorn
  • Cranbourne - variety of short articles related to the history of Cranbourne
  • Cranbourne Hands on History Project - an extensive research project undertaken during the Centenary of Federation in 2001.
  • Cranbourne Meteorites - a history of the fall and discovery of meteorites around the Cranbourne district
  • Doveton - variety of short articles related to the history of Doveton
  • Emerald - variety of short articles related to the history of Emerald
  • Emerald Lake Park - development of this local park and station for Puffing Billy
  • Endeavour Hills - variety of short articles related to the history of Endeavour Hills
  • Hampton Park - variety of short articles related to the history of Hampton Park
  • Narre Warren - variety of short articles related to the history of Narre Warren
  • Our living memorials: Avenues of Honour in the City of Casey - a 2001 publication that provides photographs and historical information about each of the seven Avenues of Honour in the City of Casey.
  • Pakenham - variety of short articles relating to the history of Pakenham
  • Place names and their meanings - a listing of placenames from the City of Casey, Shire of Cardinia and neighbouring areas, with their meanings.