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Manly Oval and Dalley's CastleRandell family outside their store in FreshwaterChinese market gardens Brookvale Bus Depot SiteView of Mona Vale with La Corniche in distance, 1925Butler family sitting outside of house at 25 Milga Road, Avalon. Pittwater Road, Collaroy showing Tram linesPanoramic view centred on the Hotel Manly, showing Manly Wharf and Manly Municipal Council Chambers, Manly, 1927Bungan CastleGee family picnic at Middle Creek, Narrabeen LagoonMarr's Corner General Store, Ocean Street, NarrabeenComposite panoramic view facing south from Fairlight Street, Fairlight, over Manly and North Harbour, c1920sHayman family on holidays at MittagongMatt Pecar with a delivery of tomatoes for the markets, Warriewood.Dee Why Panorama (part 5)Panoramic view looking north from the changing sheds, of beach-goers at Manly Beach, Manly, 1924View facing east, from atop the Pier Hotel, showing The Corso, Manly, 1922The bay and the tops of the concrete pyramids installed during World War II, Mona Vale.St Patrick's College, ManlyPanoramic view facing south over Manly, showing Eastern Hill with St Patrick's Estate, the flat of Manly, Manly Cove and Dobroyd Head, c1920 to c1923Camping Dee Why, c 1950"Fairlight House", FairlightPanoramic view of Manly Beach during the world's first surf carnival, Manly, 25 January 1908Narrabeen Hotel c1900 when under the management of Robert Norris

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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.



Elevated view of Pittwater, c1970sBoats on Pittwater, c1970sPittwater, c1970sBoats on Pittwater at Church Point, 1960View of the Spit Bridge from Clontarf, c1970sWatching the surfers at Queenscliff, 1963View of Lion Island, Broken BayView of Lion Island, Broken BayBoats on Pittwater, c1970sElevated view of Pittwater, c1970sCollecting shells at Shelley Beach, Manly 1964Shelly Beach, Manly 1964First Tram to Brookvale CelebrationFirst Tram to Brookvale Celebration58 Pacific Parade, Dee WhyChurch Point Mini Market, 1985Dee Why Beach, 1957The Spit Bridge and Middle HarbourConsentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 12 & 14 Macpherson St Warriewood Aerial photo of ElanoraBrookvale HotelKimbriki Recycles, Waste Depot in Terrey HillsFrenchs Forest, Crown land sale, 1903: Subdivision PlanThe Plateau Park Estate, Collaroy PlateauQueenscliff Township, 1885; Subdivision PlanCrown of Condamine Estate, Manly Vale, 1920: Subdivision PlanDavidson Park, National Reserve, dedicated 1923Heidelburg Estate, Forestville/Killarney Heights area, 1886: Sibdivision PlanRodborough Fams and Rangers' Retreat Village, Frenchs Forest 1880s: Subdivision PlanForestville, 1960: Subdivision PlanWest's Lake-Side Estate, Narrabeen, 1911: Subdivision PlanRoche's Estate Bayview, 1909: Subdivision PlanPalm Beach Estate Golf Links, Palm Beach, 1922: Subdivision planCollaroy Beach Estate 1922: Subdivision PlanCollaroy Beach Estate 1922: Subdivision PlanGrand View Estate, North Balgowlah 1921: Subdivision PlanKoala in Mr Crawshaw's yard, AvalonDee Why, Beach & Tram Estate, Dee Why : Subdivision PlanPrimrose Estate, Freshwater, 1912: Subdivision PlanSkene Estate, Brookvale, 1911: Subdivision PlanGolf View Estate, Manly Vale 1911: Subdivision PlanMiddle Harbour Heights Estate, Seaforth, 1919: Subdivision PlanManly Brookvale Heights Estate, Brookvale, 1910; Subdivision PlanCondamine Estate, Manly Vale, 1914 : Subdivision PlanDress Circle Estate, Freshwater, 1926: Subdivision PlanHarbord Park Estate, Freshwater, 1926: Subdivision PlanGrand View Estate, North Balgowlah c1915 : Subdivision Plan


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