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Spit 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 BeachWindsurfing on Narrabeen LagoonPicnic at North Palm 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.


Paddle-Steamer at Manly WharfGirl Guides and Brownies at Pittwater Spring Festival, Kitchener Park Mona ValeHarbord Public School new building Nearing CompletionPost card of girls reel team on Newport Beach, 1910Transport for Duke Kahanamoku's surfboardIsabel Letham and friends posing with surfboards at Freshwater BeachIsabel Letham with surfboard at Freshwater BeachIvan Vujanovic and Ivan Antunovic with containers of tomatoes, Warriewood, 1934Six young members of the Palm Beach Junior Surf Life Saving Club c1940.Joyce Hayman playing on Dee Why BeachDee Why Post Office, Dee WhyBus from Manly Wharf to FreshwaterHarbord Fire BrigadeLorna Russell and friends posing in swimming costumes holding fronds, Palm Beach.The Corso, showing horsedrawn carriage and tramMaster Hammond outside the Palladium Restaurant at Palm Beach, c 1950Two women carrying rubber floats, Palm Beach, c 1930Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club Members, 1918Members of South Curl Curl SLSC on the road to Australian Surf Championships PerthIsabel Letham and Pam Burridge at Freshwater BeachHarbord Beach Tram at Harbord TerminusFreshwater Surf Life Saving Club Ladies  teamIsabel LethamHolidaymakers outside Randell's store, HarbordFamily picnic at Newport 1947Vera Russell playing golf at Barrrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm BeachMona Vale School football team with teacher and officials.Manly Corso, Warringah Art Prize 1982Palm Beach bus shelter, cracks 2009Dee Why Library staff at  25th Anniversary celebrationsHarbord Scout HallManly Dam and surrounds, entrance roadThe Convent, Oaks Avenue, Dee WhyMona Vale Beach, Mona ValeFairy Bower Beach and shorelineBalgowlah Heights Infants SchoolFreshwater Surf Life Saving Club E. Johnston -N.S.W. senior belt championHotel Manly, interior of hotel private roomsNewport and Newport Beach from Bungan HeadlandWarringah Shire Councillor Tom WebsterWarringah Shire Council Staff Rates Office Christmas partyFisher Road, Dee WhyManly West Public School pupils in fancy dress for Empire DayBalgowlah Heights Public SchoolSt Paul's Anglican Church, Seaforth, 1991Manly Wildflower Show, 1886Freshwater Public SchoolView over ManlyHouse on Greycliffe Street, QueenscliffManly War Memorial, Corso


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