Research rooms are open each week

Wednesday 10am to 2pm or by appointment.

Port Lincoln History Centre Library

Our facilities include a research library. The book collection and filing cabinets full of research material can be viewed in our comfortable History Centre.

We are constantly adding to our digital files. Photos and documents are available digitally. Please ask one of our members for assistance.

Children's University

Mill Cottage Museum is a learning centre for participant students of the Children's University who have previously obtained their passport. Ask your school about this program.


The Port Lincoln History Group have records for the three cemeteries in Happy Valley, Port Lincoln. Our resident expert can assist with enquiries regarding:

Pioneer Cemetery

Happy Valley number 1 Cemetery

Happy Valley number 2 Cemetery


Trove and our Port Lincoln Newspapers

The Port Lincoln History Group are keen users of the National Library of Australia collections within the Trove website. We have been successful in raising almost $200,000 to provide the community with access to all of our Port Lincoln newspapers up to 2002.

Titles include:

Port Lincoln Herald (SA: 1839 - 1840)

The Western Weekly News (Port Lincoln, SA: 1902 - 1904)

Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay and West Coast Recorder (SA: 1904 - 1909)

West Coast Recorder (Port Lincoln, SA: 1909 - 1942)

The Challenger (Port Lincoln, SA: 1932 - 1934)

Port Lincoln Times ((Port Lincoln, SA: 1927 - 2002) (under construction)