Granville Historical Society Inc

Situated next door to the Granville Train Disaster monument and the Bold Street Bridge where the accident happened, the federation house is supplied and maintained by Parramatta City Council. The society is a research centre and holds a comprehensive history of Granville which is added to weekly, over 4,000 photographs, books, resource files and family history files which are not available anywhere else. Holdings are on a database, we also have microfilm and microfiche readers and printers, microfilm of Church registers and the Cumberland Argus and local Newspapers, we can scan photographs and prepare PowerPoint presentations that are educational and historical which are presented to schools, Probus, Rotary, Historical Societies and community groups. We will sort and copy other organisation holdings and prepare them for archival storage.

Collections

Granville Historical Society Inc. has an extensive library which contains numerous publications relating to the history of Granville: its environs, people, places and events. Our collection consists of the history of Granville from the Aboriginal inhabitants to the present day, manufacturers, buildings, people, family history files, electoral rolls, birth death and marriage registers of the Holy Trinity, St Mark's Anglican and the Salvation Army churches, we also have a full set of the Cumberland Argus. The artefacts collection consists of over six hundred items which reflect life in Granville. There are over two hundred and thirty files of family histories and genealogy which are available in the archive. There are also over two hundred and fifty files covering commerce, sport, religion, houses, local government, industries, buildings and many more subjects. The society holds a large collection of photographs which shows the development of Granville.