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Windsurfing on Narrabeen LagoonPicnic at North Palm BeachSpit Bridge from Seaforth side, 1925The hydrofoils "Curl Curl" and "Fairlight"A 4-cylinder 1924 Buick in Clontarf Street, SeaforthManly 16ft Skiff "Tashina"First tram to BrookvalePittwater from Lovett BayHoarding for Manly Fun Pier prior to demolition, Manly.Freshwater Surf Carnival 1912, Freshwater Beach

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History Hub is your online source for Northern Beaches Library's Local Studies collection. Here you can discover past and present stories of the Northern Beaches, its people and local environment.


About the Collection

Our physical resources and family history collection are available at our Local Studies Offices. You can search our physical collection using the Library's catalogue.

The Local Studies team is always keen to obtain historical material relevant to the Northern Beaches. Please contact us if you would like to donate. 

Please note: Names and images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may be contained within this collection.


Dellwood Estate, Manly, 29 January 1910: Subdivision PlanNorth Steyne Estate, Manly, 5 March 1910: Subdivision PlanClifton Heights, Manly, c1900s: Subdivision PlanEast Brighton, Manly, 13 December 1880: Subdivision PlanSt Patrick's College Estate, Manly, 27 March 1915: Subdividion PlanHeights of Manly, Manly, 10 January 1885: Subdivision PlanEast Brighton Estate, Manly, 17 October 1887: Subdivision PlanOfficial unveilling ceremony of the Manly Cenotaph , The Corso, Manly, 14 October 1916Hawthorn Estate, Manly, 14 November 1908: Subdivision PlanMona Vale War Memorial Hall Sandstone PlaqueMona Vale War Memorial Hall Front EntranceMona Vale War Memorial Hall Sign and SeatingMona Vale War Memorial Hall Eastern SideManly Court House, Belgrave Street, Manly, 1924Fairy Bower, Manly, 28 March 1896: Subdivision PlanClifton Heights Estate, Manly, 21 March 1908: Subdivision PlanMarine Villa Sites, Manly Beach, 19 January 1901: Subdivision PlanAuction sale of business sites, The Corso, Manly, 2 February 1902: Subdivision PlanAuction Sale at Kangaroo Street, Manly, 21 January 1888: Subdivision PlanManly Vale, Manly, 4 October c1910s: Subdivision PlanZahel's Estate, Balgowlah, 20 March 1886: Subdivision PlanSurf View Estate, Manly, 9 March 1929: Subdivision PlanGroup portrait of Superintendent Davey and unidentified ambulance officers, Manly Ambulance Station, Raglan Street, Manly, c1934 to 1938Grand View Estate, North Balgowlah, c1910-1919: Subdivision PlanCastle Rock Estate, Middle Harbour, 23 April 1924: Subdivision PlanSeaforth, Middle Harbour, 10 November 1906: Subdivision Plan42 Villa Allotments, Manly, 31 January c1900: Subdivision PlanDaintrey's Estate, Manly, near golf links, 18 April 1914: Subdivision PlanBellevue Estate, Manly Heights, 25 April 1908: Subdivision PlanManly Heights Estate, Manly, 28 October 1911: Subdivision PlanDaintrey's Estate, Manly, 18 April 1914: Subdivision PlanWarringah Shire composite zoning map from Narrabeen to Newport 1985Warringah Shire composite zoning map from Newport to Palm Beach 1985Spit-Manly Tram Estate, Balgowlah, Manly, 1 October 1910: Subdivision PlanFairlight Estate, Manly, 1902: Subdivision PlanFairlight Estate, Manly, 1905: Subdivision PlanFairlight, Manly, 1 May 1900 (?): Subdivision PlanFairlight Extension Estate, Manly, 1906: Subdivision PlanPart of original Fairlight Estate, Manly, 1910: Subdivision PlanBerry's Red Hill Estate, Manly, 1920: Subdivision PlanA young Errol Flynn with his mother and two friends, Wood Street, Manly, c1915 to c1916Five unidentified ambulance officers, Manly, c1934 to c1938Interior of the first steel ambulance, Raglan Street Ambulance Station, Manly, c1930sGroup portrait of Manly ambulance officers outside the Ambulance Station, Raglan Street, Manly, 1936Portrait of William V Davey, Superintendent of Manly District Ambulance from 1934 to 1938Group portrait of removalists outside the newly opened Manly District Hospital, Manly, 27 October 1931Matron Edith Robinson on moving day to Manly District Hospital, Manly, 1931Manly Cottage Hospital, shortly after opening, Manly, 1897Historic building at the Quarantine Station, North Head, Manly, 1976Group portrait of the Manly Women's Bowling Club, location unknown, c1930s


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