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History of the City

Gosnells has been a gazetted local government area since 1907 and was formally declared a City in 1977. 

Take away history

If you're after a handy take-away history “The Gosnells Story”, a book written by G McDonald and W S Cooper, is available to purchase from the Knowledge Centre for only $15.

To discover what the City is doing to record and preserve its history and heritage, visit the community involvement page. You may also be interested in visiting one of the City's interesting historic places to learn more about local history and heritage.

Local History Collection

Historic records about the local community dating as far back as the 1800's are available within the Local History Collection. Here you can get an insight into these records and how you can help contribute.

Coat of Arms

Details of the City of Gosnells coat of arms and explanation for each of the components.

Heritage Inventory

Information on the Heritage Inventory and what it means to own a heritage listed property in the City of Gosnells. Forms to nominate a place for inclusion on the Heritage Inventory are located here.