History of your Home 

Hahn-Johnson family at 6 Angove Street, North Perth, 1902 (COV PH01412) 

Every home has a tale to tell. If your walls could speak, what would they tell you about when and how your home was built, or about the people who have lived in it? 

The Local History Centre has a range of resources and information to help you unlock the secrets of your house or property.  

Local History Centre staff can assist with your house history query. We also run regular workshops with tips and tricks on how to research the history of your home.  

House History Resources 

A Guide to Researching the History of your Home 

Housing Styles 

Weatherboard Dwellings

Late Colonial Georgian Houses 

Federation Bungalows

Inter-war Californian Bungalows

Post-war Bungalows

Repair and Maintenance of Heritage Buildings Fact Sheet 

House History Links 

  • WA Post Office Directories - Information about place of residence of Western Australians from 1893-1949 from State Library of WA
  • RetroMaps – Historical sewerage plans of metro Perth from the early 1900s-1960s held by State Records Office
  • InHerit – Information about heritage places in Western Australia from Heritage Council
  • Landgate Map Viewer – Aerial imagery of Perth from the 1950s to the present day from Landgate 
  • TROVE – Images and newspaper articles from collections around Australia made accessible by the National Library of Australia
  • State Library of Western Australia - Historic photographs, maps, plans, and other archival material relating to the history of Western Australia
  • Vincent Heritage Places - the City of Vincent maintains a Municipal Heritage Inventory (Heritage List) and offers advice to property owners

More Information

Contact the Local History Centre on (08) 9273 6090 or email local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au.