Where Can I Find Out More Information About the Shire's History?
The Hills Shire Library Service
All of the local Libraries within the Shire contain resources that detail the history of the Shire, its suburbs, development and important persons and families. Castle Hill branch has the most comprehensive collection with smaller holdings at Baulkham Hills, Carlingford, Dural and Rouse Hill.
Local Studies resources include books, reports, local newspapers, pamphlet files, aerial photos, maps and street directories. Many of these items are unique, fragile, often out of print and therefore irreplaceable. As a result they can only be used in the Library.
Each branch holds copies of the main items relevant to its area but the main collection is held at Castle Hill. Some duplicate copies may be found in the Lending Collection.
Local Studies Information:
Aborigines in The Hills
Aerial Photos and Orthophotomaps - 57kB
Castle Hill Rebellion and Battle of Vinegar Hill 1804 student resource
Councillors of The Hills Shire from 1906 - Alphabetical (74.01kB) or
Councillors of The Hills Shire from 1906 - Chronological Order (75.04kB)
Databases and Archive Books - 27kB
Ecological Information Bibliography - 41kB
Family History - 33kB
The Hills Shire Heritage Bibliography - 49kB
Heritage and History Information
Hills Wartime Heroes and Experiences
Land Use and Map Resources - 13kB
Local Newspapers - 12kB
Locating Past People and Early Businesses - 12kB
Oral Histories with photos and virtual tours at Hills Voices Online
Population of The Hills Shire (27.79kB)
Street, Park and Reserve Names
Subdivision Plans (1860s - 1930s) featuring Google Earth Overlays
Traditional Aboriginal Names for Local Regions and Features - 35kB
War and The Hills Shire Bibliography - 31.66kB
Holdings of The Hills District Historical Society Inc. are included in the Library Catalogue. Please consult the on-line catalogue or ask staff for assistance. For more information on The Hills District Historical Society see http://sites.google.com/site/hillsdistricthistoricalsociety
For in-depth enquiries please contact the Development Officer Local Studies on 9761 4525, Monday - Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further resources on The Hills Shire and surrounding areas may be viewed at http://www.westernsydneylibraries.nsw.gov.au/. Other public Libraries bordering the Shire such as Parramatta, Blacktown, Hawkesbury or Hornsby may also contain historical reference material related to the development of those areas at the interface between The Hills Shire and adjoining Council areas.