Where to begin and general tips
This is Moonee Valley Libraries' guide to researching the history of buildings in the Moonee Valley area.
It lists key resources which you can use to discover more about the age, architecture, past uses and occupants of buildings, as well as advice on where to look for pictures.
Most of the resources mentioned can be found at Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Ponds.
How to start your research
- Begin by checking a copy of the title (if you have access to it). This will tell you the names of previous owners of the property. If you own the property you are researching you can obtain a copy of the land title deed from the DSE. You'll need to know the lot, deed or portfolio number.
- Check the clippings in Moonee Valley Libraries' Local History vertical file, (filed under "Historic Buildings", then by suburb, and in some cases then by name of the house). We may have saved an article about your place.
- Look through the list below of suggested books. If your place might be included, check there next.
- Check the advice on the other pages of this guide.
Using this guide
Please note the information here is for educational purposes only. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License.
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For more help, try these books
If you want more detailed advice on researching your home, refer to one these books from our collection:
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