Historical Publications

Willoughby's History Publications

Willoughby City Library has a range of fascinating local historical publications available for sale. These include the stunning 'Pictorial History' of Willoughby which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Willoughby City Council.

Discover the history behind the people, places and events that have shaped Willoughby; the civic, suburban and Indigenous history of the area.

Publications and postcards are available for purchase from your local Willoughby City Library branch. Don't miss out, purchase your copy today!

Willoughby (Pictorial History)

Pictorial History Willoughby
by Bob McKillop



An Aboriginal History of Willoughby

Bo-ra-ne Ya-goo-na Par-ry-boo-go. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Aboriginal History of Willoughby
by Jessica Currie


Willoughby's Fifity Years

Willoughby's Fifty Years
by Claude Leplastrier


Willoughby A Centenary History

Willoughby: A centenary history, 1865-1965
by Eric Russell



Willoughby centenary DVD 160W

Willoughby Centenary: the first hundred years DVD
The DVD includes a short history of Willoughby Municipality and the 1965 Centenary festivities – arrival of steam train at Chatswood Station, Speeches, Parade and Banquet.


The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days. Reminiscences of early Chatswood and Willoughby
by Valmai Phillips (ed)




Why Conservation?

Why Conservation? Guidelines for Residential Development. A simple guide to the characteristics of architectural styles.
by Willoughby Municipal Council


Bicentennial Publications Series

Willoughby Bicentennial History Series

 $5.50 each

Artarmon: past, present and future / Grace Warner

The development of Castle Cove and Middle Cove / Esther Leslie

The suburb of Castlecrag: a community history / Esther Leslie

The heritage of East Chatswood / Vince Egan

The Naremburn story / Eric Wilsch SOLD OUT

The suburb of Northbridge: a community history / Esther Leslie

The West Ward /Nancy Booker; Ida Bennett

Willoughby: the suburb and its people /Esther Leslie & Jean Michaelides SOLD OUT


Postcards of Willoughby

Don't lose the art of writing and send a postcard! You can purchase postcards featuring five historical images of the local area which feature in our Picture Willoughby database.

Postcards cost only $1 each or buy the set of five for only $4.