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The 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 BeachWindsurfing on Narrabeen LagoonPicnic at North Palm BeachSpit Bridge from Seaforth side, 1925

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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.


Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club completed in June 2022Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club from 1969 to 2022 Tourist map and business directory of Pittwater, 1990Tourist map and business directory of Manly, 1990Tourist map and business directory of Warringah, 1991Rocklily Estate Subdivision PlanBroken Bay and Ku-Ring-gai Chase tourist mapMona Vale Orthophoto mapComposite panoramic view facing south from Fairlight Street, Fairlight, over Manly and North Harbour, c1920sParish of Broken Bay, sheet 2Panoramic view facing south from Queenscliff Head, over Manly and Manly Beach, c1920sPanoramic view of Manly Wharf, The Corso, and Belgrave Street, Manly, c1919Plan of the town of Sydney in New South WalesPanoramic view facing southeast over Manly, showing Eastern Hill with St Patrick's Estate, the flat of Manly, Manly Cove and Dobroyd Head, c1913Panoramic view capturing a day in Manly, showing Manly Wharf, West Esplanade and Belgrave Street, Manly, c1924Panoramic view of North Steyne, The Corso, Manly Beach, and South Steyne, Manly, c1930Parish of Narrabeen, sheet 1Panoramic view of Manly Beach during a surf carnival, Manly, January 11, 1913Panoramic view of Manly and Shelly Beaches, shown from a point at the very southern end of Manly Beach, Manly, March 11, 1924Panoramic view facing east to North Head, of Manly and Manly Cove from atop a building in Commonwealth Parade, c1920sGroup portrait outside Balgowlah Public School on Empire Day, May 24, 1911Flooded street with houses, Manly Floods (?), c1880Flooded street with houses and dog during the Manly Floods, Manly, c1880View facing south from Manly Cove, looking towards North Head, Manly, December 1, 1990Early view of the eastern end of Manly Cove showing little but trees, Manly, c1800sGroup portrait of twenty-one women in costume at Manly Oval, Manly, c1930sParish of Manly Cove, sheet 1Elevated view north to Queenscliff, over the Salvation Army Camp at Farrell's Paddock, Manly, January 3, 1898Geological map of New South WalesSir Robert Askin presenting a trophy to two girls in costume, October 13, 1982Bathymetric survey from Port Jackson to Lake MacquarieMembers of the Manly Life Saving Club dressed as a Troupe of Romans, for the Manly Mardi Gras procession, January 12, 1950ANZAC Day Service at the Manly War Memorial Cenotaph in The Corso, Manly, c1920sDr W.G. Grace's Cricket Eleven that played on Manly Oval, c1873-1874The first clubhouse of Manly Golf Club, Balgowlah Road, Balgowlah, early 1900sThe 1924 Manly Golf Club, Balgowlah Road, BalgowlahGroup portrait of members and guests of the Manly Rifle Club, Curl Curl Lagoon, on their opening day December 16, 1905The 1963 Grandstand at Manly Oval, Manly, 1976View looking west across Manly Oval, with the grandstand, Sydney Road and Dalley's Castle, Manly, pre 1939Tennis matches in progress on the Manly Tennis Courts, Manly, c1910Group portrait of North Manly Rugby Union Football Club, taken in front of a clubhouse, 1923Group portrait of 15 non military riflemen, early 1900sGroup portrait of members of the Manly Rifle Club, 1907Group portrait of committee members of the Manly Lawn Tennis Club, c1947Manly Bowling Club, showing clubhouse and male bowlers, c1920sLadies Croquet Club in Ivanhoe Park, Manly, 1915The Warringah Aquatic Centre colour brochure for the grand opening on 27 July 1979Exterior view of Warringah Aquatic Centre in Frenchs ForestInterior view of Warringah Aquatic Centre in Frenchs ForestExterior view of Warringah Aquatic Centre in Frenchs Forest


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