Riverton History and Info Centre


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 Details

Contact us by letter, email or phone

21 Torrens Road
SA 5412
Phone: 08 8847 2705
Email: famhist@rbe.net.au

Local History

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Local Family Trees – 120 Unpublished.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.

Family History

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