Mildred Tanner History Collection
Local History Area
If history is your subject you may find something of interest within the Mildred Tanner History Collection at the Victor Harbor Public Library.
Resources include biographies and family stories, genealogy, periodicals, newspapers, heritage surveys, local community newsletters, and photographs.
The Southern Argus (1853 -1913) and The Times (from its inception in 1912 until 1992) are accessible on the Library computers.
Histories of the local area and a number of other centres throughout South Australia can be found on our shelves.
People with an interest in genealogy will find South Australian births, deaths, and marriages on the Digger Database, Ancestry.com and the Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885.
If you are seeking help with your family history reference work, you may wish to book a help session with the Encounter Bay Family History Group. Please contact the Library for more information. You can browse the group's webpage at http://encounterbayfhg.org.au/
The group have produced a companion index to the whole local history collection which are listed names contained in the local history items. The companion index is available here Companion Index.
Oral History Program
We are very excited to be able to provide access to interviews with some of Victor Harbor's long term residents, as well as transcripts to read. These capture a personal and unique experience of local history in Victor Harbor.
Please click on the links below for transcripts of currently available interviews. Recordings are only available within the library.