Originally built in 1879 as the English, Scottish and Australian Bank and residence, the building was purchased by members of the Riverton R.S.L. Branch in 1959 as club rooms. It is now owned by the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council. In 1997 the building underwent total restoration including the façade and was divided into office suites, meeting room and History Centre with public toilets and other necessary amenities added.
The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council sponsored History Centre is operated by 11 local volunteers, and our excellent and highly respected researching team provides local history, family research and information, opening 3 days a week.
Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 10am and 3pm..
Closed over Christmas and New Year
A fee of $10 per hour is charged for use of the numerous resources whilst research undertaken by the Local Historian also attracts a fee of $10 per hour.
Contact us by letter, email or phone
21 Torrens Road
Phone: 08 8847 2705
District Histories – Gilbert Valleys area ie: Manoora, Saddleworth, Marrabel, Rhynie, Riverton, Navan, Peters Hill, Tarlee, Giles Corner, Gilbertown, Stockport and Tarlee.
Files – Riverton & District containing Photographs, Letters, Newspaper Clippings, Articles and Journals.
School Registers – Riverton District High School, Primary Schools – Riverton, Rhynie, Marrabel, Stockport.
Local Family Histories – 24 Published
Local Family Trees – 120 Unpublished.
Minute Books – Council, Organisations, Churches
Council Assessment Registers – 1866-1926 Gilbert, Rhynie, Stockport and Riverton
Old Newspapers – Mid North Courier, County Light Times, The Gilbert Valley News, The Gilbert Valley Telegraph and The Valley News.
Gilbert District Certificates and Index, Births, Deaths and Marriages
Upper Wakefield District Certificates and Index, Births, Deaths and Marriages
SA Births, Marriages and Deaths – Microfiche.
Cemetery Records – 27 District Cemeteries including many Headstones
Information Booklet – Riverton and Rhynie
Brochures – Heritage Walk, Stepping Through Time – Riverton Heart of the Gilbert Valley, Walking and Cycling Trails, Scholz Park Museum and Caravan Park.
District Maps – Town Plans