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Freshwater Surf Carnival 1912, Freshwater BeachWindsurfing 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.

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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.


Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club Ladies  teamTwo women carrying rubber floats, Palm Beach, c 1930Master Hammond outside the Palladium Restaurant at Palm Beach, c 1950Dee Why Post Office, Dee WhyHarbord Beach Tram at Harbord TerminusMembers of South Curl Curl SLSC on the road to Australian Surf Championships PerthHarbord Public School new building Nearing CompletionFreshwater Surf Life Saving Club Members, 1918Isabel Letham and Pam Burridge at Freshwater BeachPaddle-Steamer at Manly WharfJoyce Hayman playing on Dee Why BeachLorna Russell and friends posing in swimming costumes holding fronds, Palm Beach.Transport for Duke Kahanamoku's surfboardHolidaymakers outside Randell's store, HarbordMona Vale School football team with teacher and officials.Vera Russell playing golf at Barrrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm BeachBus from Manly Wharf to FreshwaterPost card of girls reel team on Newport Beach, 1910Harbord Fire BrigadeSix young members of the Palm Beach Junior Surf Life Saving Club c1940.The Corso, showing horsedrawn carriage and tramIsabel LethamIsabel Letham with surfboard at Freshwater BeachGirl Guides and Brownies at Pittwater Spring Festival, Kitchener Park Mona ValeIsabel Letham and friends posing with surfboards at Freshwater BeachFamily picnic at Newport 1947Ivan Vujanovic and Ivan Antunovic with containers of tomatoes, Warriewood, 1934Len Thomson, General Manager WSCDrake's Quality Meat Service, Pittwater Road, BrookvaleBurnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Balgowlah 1983Brighton College pupils, FairlightLooking South on Pittwater Road, Narrabeen 1949Silverdale Estate, Dee Why, 1915 : Subdivision planForest Way, BelroseUnnamed waterfall at Nareen Creek, North Narrabeen.Osborne children playing at Collaroy BeachSailing on Narrabeen LagoonManly Shopper No 4Sand modelling by John Suchomlin, Manly BeachSmoke from the incinerator hanging over Balgowlah, 1948Housing development, Collaroy BeachManly PointLong Reef Golf Club members"Portoveue", 93 Cutler Road, ClontarfNorth Curl Curl Surf Club members with surfboardsManly Musical Society Manly Players Club ClippingsWakehurst Golf ClubRoberts, Thomas Joseph, 1409Manly Cove and district taken from the airWeir, Davis Earth Moving, Terrey Hills


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