We have an amazing collection of thousands of historical photographs - some printed and many available digitally - just waiting for you to discover.
Our collection includes photographs of people, events in Boroondara, buildings, streetscapes and the natural environment, from the mid-1800s to the present day.
Hint: use the ‘refine’ button to narrow the search results and enter a keyword in the 'anywhere' field or narrow the 'collection' field to local history.
Request a copy or permission to use a photograph
Our photographs are free to view, but may be under copyright protection and cannot be reproduced without permission.
You can order a copy or request permission online to use or publish a photograph.
Donate a photograph
We are always keen to add new photographic treasures to help people understand how the local history of the area has been shaped. See donate a photograph to our collection to find out more.
Other sources of photographs
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? You could try searching online:
- TROVE: National Library of Australia’s website
- Royal Historical Society Victoria
- Google images
- Flickr: search for photos tagged as ‘Boroondara’ or ‘Boroondara Libraries’, or try a keyword search such as ‘Boroondara gardens’
- Ancestry (for use in the library only) - log in and view ‘Pictures Collection’.
Or contact one of Boroondara’s historical societies.
Our libraries also have books on the local area, and many of them contain fabulous photos, so why not come in for a look? See library locations and opening hours.
For helpful information and resources for researching your local history, see research your local history.