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Spit Bridge from Seaforth side, 1925Windsurfing on Narrabeen LagoonThe hydrofoils "Curl Curl" and "Fairlight"A 4-cylinder 1924 Buick in Clontarf Street, SeaforthHoarding for Manly Fun Pier prior to demolition. 1989Freshwater BeachPicnic at North Palm BeachPittwater from Lovett BayManly 16ft Skiff "Tashina"

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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.


Isabel LethamPost card of girls reel team on Newport Beach,1910Paddle-Steamer at Manly WharfJoyce Hayman playing on Dee Why BeachGirl Guides and Brownies at Pittwater Spring Festival, Kitchener Park Mona Vale 1975The Corso, showing horsedrawn carriage and tramFreshwater Surf Life Saving Club MembersDee Why Post Office, Dee WhyIvan Vujanovic and Ivan Antunovic with containers of tomatoes. 1934.Lorna Russell and four friends posing in swimming costumes holding fronds. 1925.Six young members of the Palm Beach Junior Surf Life Saving Club c1940.Master Hammond outside the Palladium Restaurant at Palm Beach. c1950.Two women carrying rubber floats, Palm Beach c1930.Vera Russell playing golf at BarrrenjoeyOn the road to Australian Surf Championships PerthMona Vale School football team with teacher and officials 1950sFamily picnic at Newport 1947Wyobie Estate, Ridley B102Unidentified man with Manly Surf Club in the background,1920sManly Bowling Club21 photos of Newport, Pittwater, Palm Beach, The Basin, Spit - 1910-1930, 1 photo 1950sBeach improvement program at Freshwater Beach and foreshore parkRobin, Diana and Michael Weight at Dee WhyNarrabeen Lakes FestivalAldermen Greg Smith and Jean HayConstruction of Warringah Reservoir, at Beacon HillView of Manly Cove from western sideEntrance to Narrabeen LagoonHorace Hayman on the rocks at Dee WhyAerial view of Manly Hospital and district, 1957Circulation desk, Dee Why LibraryBelrose Branch LibraryIGA supermarket, 61 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights. 2010.Mullet Creek waterfall. 1997.Williams, Wilfred Alfred, 1023Original Oil Painting of Dee Why by artist Marion FerrierPhotograph of class at Newport Public School. Year 3. 1952.Manly Colonial Day Procession, Colonial Soldier, Fire BrigadeHouse corner Bedford Crescent and Hay Street, CollaroyBetty and Pat StormonOld Pittwater Road, BrookvaleAerial view of Warringah Mall, BrookvaleDee Why Rock PoolAllen family and friends at Bilgola BeachManly Council Chambers being demolishedA picture portrait of Private Errol Devlin Cooper family and friend, Allambie HeightsBrookvale Public SchoolQueenscliff Surf Life Saving Club membersDee Why, looking towards Long Reef


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