History of Joondalup


Saluting their Service

‘Saluting their Service: stories from past to present’ highlights the military experiences of members of the region’s community and is intended to enrich our knowledge and understanding of the effects of war on individuals, families and communities. The stories were compiled from the Local History Library’s collection of photographs, mementos and oral history interviews, through research undertaken by the Library’s staff and from interviews with and donations from community members who have served more recently.

This book has been made possible through funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs under the Commonwealth Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. The support and assistance of the Joondalup City RSL is gratefully acknowledged.

Limited quantities of the publication are available from the Reference and Local History Library and a link to an eBook version will soon be available from this webpage, ensuring its accessibility from anywhere in the world.

Picture our Past

‘Picture our Past: Celebrating Joondalup’s Past Together’ is a City of Joondalup publication telling the story of how an isolated settlement became the modern day Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo.

Containing historical photographs from the Picture Joondalup collection, interviews with local residents, maps, newspaper articles, images of collectibles and memorabilia from the City’s Local History Library, “Picture our Past” captures the stories of the people who came here from around the world to make their homes and community.

Picture our Past is available for purchase from the City’s Libraries and Customer Service Centre for $35.00

Joondalup’s history up in lights

Everyone who lives in or has visited this great region and coastline has a story to tell.

For Kaleidoscope 2018, Joondalup Libraries engaged local artist Roly Skender to work with the local history team to create a visual history of the region. The outcome, Joondalup – a Pictorial History, integrated local resident and pioneer stories, reflections and photographs from the Joondalup Libraries pictorial and oral history collections.

Joondalup – A Pictorial History has now been uploaded to the City’s Youtube channel for all to watch, reflect and enjoy.