The Broome Historical Society is usually the first port of call for researchers wanting information on Broome’s history. Our extensive library and archives cover pre-colonial to more recent history. For those wishing to access our records, please contact administration to make arrangements.

Family History Researchers

If you have an ancestor that resided in Broome we may have information that we can share. Click here for a list of surnames that we hold information on.

We have indexed the WISE Directory for Broome; this is a helpful resources for locating the years your ancestor resided in Broome. The electoral roll is also available on request.

For more information, please get in touch via our Research Request Form, or through the contact details on our website. Charges may apply.


Our photo database can be accessed here. Please contact administration if you would like to know more about a collection, purchase photographs, or discuss the photograph collection.

Broome News Archive

The Broome News Archive is now live! Click here to browse and search over 150 issues of this newspaper, produced by Broome locals from 1977-1992.

Other Information

Our World War One database of Broome men that served in the first world war is now live.