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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, 1925The hydrofoils "Curl Curl" and "Fairlight"

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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.



Salvation Army Home of Rest, Dee WhyAmos Randell jnr (Sandy) with boat, Waine Street FreshwaterHarbord Baby Health Centre official opening, Lawrence Street, FreshwaterFireworks in the night sky at the Steyne Hotel, Manly Beach, Manly, June 1864Members of the extended Randell Family, 13 Waine Street, FreshwaterTwo of the Randell Boys with billy carts, Waine Street, FreshwaterThe five eldest Randell Children outside Randell's store, FreshwaterCharles & Robert Goodman and Nancy  & Matilda Randell, Manly OvalCharles and Robert Goodman and Nancy RandellCharles and Robert Goodwin, with their dog, Manly OvalFive of the Randell family children outside Randell's store, FreshwaterFive of the Randell children outside Randell's store FreshwaterAerial photograph of Taylors Point and Clareville, 1961Aerial photograph of Wakehurt Parkway and North Narrabeen, c1960sAerial photograph of Bayview and Newport, 1951Aerial photograph of Newport, c1940sAerial photograph of Warriewood, 1958Aerial photograph of Newport, Scotland Island, and Salt Pan Cove, 1951Aerial photograph of Elanora Heights and North Narrabeen, 1951Aerial photograph of Newport and Scotland Island, 1961Ingleside Heights Estate, Narrabeen, c1923: Subdivision planCarol's by Candlelight, St Patricks, Manly, 1990Warringah Council Citizenship ceremony and presentation of certificates for outstanding serviceMrs Harry Crago letterheadKoala Cottage - Bedrooms in the Roof, Church PointReverse of Dardanelles GumleafDardanelles GumleafRostrevor on McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point.The Blarney Kiss PosterOpera Jubes PosterJames Ireland's Confectionary PosterIreland's Toffees Poster 2Ireland's Toffees Poster 1Big MacDuff Butter Scotch PosterWarringah Council Citizenship ceremony and presentation of certificates for outstanding servicePittwater Village First prize best cake competition Olive Beaton planting a tree to commemorate the establishment of Mona Vale Library.Olive Beaton sitting outside the 'Beaton Room' at Mona Vale LibraryOlive Beaton and Shire President Paul Couvret planting a tree for the 10th anniversary of Mona Vale Library Letter confirming the awarding of a Certificate of Outstanding Service Invitation to tree planting ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mona Vale LibraryInvitation to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Mona Vale LibraryCharles Young Fly Screens factory at 8 Cross Street in BrookvaleView from Beacon Hill Road, towards Warringah Mall, BrookvaleShop display for Charles Young Fly Screens in BrookvaleView down Beacon Hill Road, Beacon HillCharles Young Fly Screens factory at 8 Cross Street in BrookvaleEarly construction of the Roseville BridgeView from Robert and Hubert Street looking north east towards North Curl CurlCharles Young Fly Screens factory at 8 Cross Street in Brookvale


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