Clare History Collection

Clare History Collection

The Clare Regional History Group was formed in 1984 as a response to a community need for a Collection to house written and photographic materials relevant to Clare and the surrounding area.

Since then through fundraising, book sales and Grants a range of equipment and software have been purchased to help ensure that written and pictorial history can be preserved and made
readily accessible to locals and visitors.

The Collection is one of the largest in rural South Australia with an extensive array of resources, such as The Northern Argus from 1869 - 2020, Cemetery Index of all known burials in the vicinity of Clare, including photos, Church, School and Council records, Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths for Clare District from the mid 1850s, plus an extensive library of books about Clare and the region including family and district histories.

The Collection is housed upstairs in the Clare Town Hall in the Main Street and is open each Friday from 1.00pm - 4.00pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10.00am - 1.00pm. Closed mid December through to end of January.