A History of Williamstown

NelsonPlace1893This digital history of Williamstown was developed from the 1987 Williamstown History Kit by Ada Ackerly

The Williamstown History Kit is a great starting point for researchers of all ages into the history of Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood and the digitisation of this resource has been funded by the State Government Local Priorities Grant.  

The contents of these pages cannot be reproduced without the permission of Hobsons Bay City Council

Looking for more information about Williamstown?

The City of Williamstown Conservation Study identifies heritage places and precincts within Williamstown. 

You can explore Hobsons Bay Libraries' Historypin channel to discover photos, videos and stories as contributed by the local community.

Historic images, maps and newspapers can be found at Trove, from the National Library of Australia.