Grenadier Guards outside 'Ye Old Narrogin Inne', 1933
This new service gives you direct online access to hundreds of historical images from our district's pioneering past.
Start searching the archives and be amazed at the transformations in our places, people, vehicles and fashions. Rate your favourite images or add information to help create a richer picture of our City's history!
Hidden Gems in the Family Albums?
If you think there may be some images in your own collection that show how the City of Armadale used to be – whether it’s a snapshot of a picnic at your local park, or a streetscape from years ago – there are always opportunities to share them. Contact the Birtwistle Local Studies Library on (08) 9399 0641.
Jull Street in 1972, looking towards Memorial Park. Includes flower-power Mini Cooper!
Summary of Collections
BLSL Catalogue Images
The Birtwistle Local Studies Library has over 1700 photographs in its catalogue, the majority of which can be found in this Picture Armadale collection.
Armadale Womens Emergency Corps
The Armadale Womens Emergency Corps (AWEC) were trained to carry out a number of support roles during World War Two. These images showing the AWEC in action came from the estate of Sylvia Anderson (nee Bailey), donated to Birtwistle Local Studies Library in early 2012.
BLSL Special Image Collections
The Birtwistle Local Studies Library has a number of smaller photograph collections; each of them is listed here along with a representative image.
Kelmscott Swimming Pool
Snapshots of life at the Kelmscott Swimming Pool, from its opening on 30 November 1957 to its closure at the end of the 2004 swimming season
Minnawarra Festival images
Images from the annual Minnawarra Festival, first held in 1987. The town-centre property known as Minnawarra was bought by the Armadale-Kelmscott Road Board in 1958. It was named by a previous owner, William Lambden Owen, who purchased the property from Martin Jull.