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Pittwater 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"A 4-cylinder 1924 Buick in Clontarf Street, SeaforthManly 16ft Skiff "Tashina"First tram to Brookvale

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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.



The old Palm Beach Golf ClubhouseElizabeth Pope and Isobel BennettBrochure, The Beautiful Riviera, West Head, c1929Prospectus for The Beautiful Riviera, West Head, June 1931Artist’s Impression, The Beautiful Riviera, West Head, June 1931Red Nose Day at Pricerite Butcher on Howard Avenue, Dee WhyPricerite Butcher on Howard Avenue, Dee Why36 Seaforth Crescent, Seaforth36 Seaforth Crescent, Seaforth99 Narrabeen Park Parade, Mona ValeSite at 99 Narrabeen Park Parade, Mona Vale99 Narrabeen Park Parade, Mona ValeFairway caravan camped at North Palm Beach1940 Pontiac at Florida House, Palm Beach1940 Pontiac at Florida House, Palm BeachPalm Beach picnic in 1955.Norman, Judith & John Goldsmith at Palm BeachMilton Gibson, Susan Gibson & Norman Goldsmith at Dee WhyJudith & Audrey Goldsmith in pool at Palm BeachFamily picnic at Palm BeachWalter Carpenter at Manly BeachNorm Goldsmith at Honeymoon House in Dee WhyBus picnic, Nancy Wooldridge and Walter Carpenter sitting at front wheelNancy Wooldridge and Walter Carpenter at Newport BeachNancy Wooldridge standing in centre, Walter Carpenter sitting at right at Newport BeachNancy Wooldridge on left with June Price at Newport BeachNancy Wooldridge and Walter Carpenter standing in centre at Newport BeachNorth Avalon headlandWalter Carpenter and Nancy Wooldridge on right with the Price family at Newport BeachPalm Beach, Pittwater side, Barrenjoey Headland and Lion IslandBungan Headland and Castle1930 view of Barrenjoey HeadlandPalm Beach, Pittwater side and West HeadPalm Beach south headlandBarrenjoey Headland and LighthouseLooking from Coles Road, Freshwater, across to Manly LagoonColes Road, Freshwater in 1914Coles Road, FreshwaterAerial View of Harbord Diggers and Freshwater BeachOrlando House, CromerOrlando HouseOrlando HouseBig Swim from Palm Beach to Whale BeachEnd of Big Swim at Whale BeachBig Swim at Palm BeachOcean Swim Avalon BeachBig Swim PanoramaNewport Beach Ocean SwimBilgola Beach Ocean SwimBig Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach


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