Outback Archives Museum Stories

Located on the first floor of the Charles Rasp Memorial Library, the Outback Archives takes care of important historical records detailing many of the remarkable stories from the Broken Hill region.

In addition to the many Library resources like wi-fi, computer access, and locally relevant reference books available, the upstairs site boasts impressive collections of documents, photographs and publications that provide a wealth of resources to casual visitors and dedicated researchers alike.

Whether you simply wish to browse the incredible history of the area or conduct in-depth research on specific topics, you won’t be disappointed. The Archives Officer and volunteers are available to assist all visitors in their searches.

In addition to a comprehensive newspaper collection from the local area, some of the highlights of the collections include early mining history of Broken Hill, the White Cliffs collection, as well as stories of the Barrier Field Naturalist’s Club, best known for developing the Regeneration Area around the city to combat the relentless dust storms that plagued Broken Hill in the early days.

Casual visitors are welcome to browse in the Library and Archives while more serious researchers may find it valuable to make an appointment to ensure someone is available to provide assistance.