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Local Studies

Local Studies

Local History

Campbelltown has a long, interesting and sometimes strange history. This podcast uncovers stories that contribute to its quirky reputation. Join host Andrew Allen and his guests as they explore Campbelltown and it's rich and sometimes curious history.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

Physical Collection

HJ Daley Library houses a wide variety of historical resources and records. Resources may only be used within the library as they are generally unique, but copies can be made of most materials.

Campbelltown Uncovered

Join us for a journey through time and experience the life of wonderful buildings which once proudly stood before today's streetscape on Queen Street, Campbelltown in New South Wales.

Anzac Centenary Project

Oral histories with people of Campbelltown serving with the Australian forces during wartime including Reg Hulbert, John Jess, Jack Phillips, Peter Smith, Clarrie Graham, Alfred Wright, Kangaroo March.

Campbelltown Population Statistics

Community profile information, including social atlas and population forecasts can be found on Campbelltown City Council's Community Profile.

Prominent Local People in Our History

Read through biographical information of the prominent people from Campbelltown's past including Frederick Fisher, H.J Daley, Mayors of Campbelltown 1948 to present and more.

History Pin

Explore Campbelltown's streets and compare today's street view with images of the same places from our past.

The Legend of Fisher's Ghost

The story of Frederick Fisher and his ghost has been documented by many, including Charles Dickens, but Downing’s account, told in over 300 typewritten pages, must be the most meticulously researched.

Oral Histories

Oral history interviews with long-term Campbelltown residents.

Campbelltown Recollections: stories from our past

Video series of interviews with residents of Campbelltown.

Historical Photographs

With over 10,000 historical photos dating from the early 1800's our historical photograph collection features people, places, events, industry and landscapes - all now searchable in our new catalogue.

The History Buff Blog

The Local Studies Team at Campbelltown City Library have been blogging since way back in 2011 and are still going strong. A large community of loyal readers enjoy these regular insights into Campbelltown's history.

Read our latest History Buff blog post and share your comments here.


Last train on Camden railway line between Campbelltown and Camden on 1st January 1963


"Federal Hotel", corner of Queen Street and Railway Street, Campbelltown


"Emily Cottage", Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown

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