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Manly Oval and Dalley's CastleRandell family outside their store in FreshwaterChinese market gardens Brookvale Bus Depot SiteView of Mona Vale with La Corniche in distance, 1925Butler family sitting outside of house at 25 Milga Road, Avalon. Pittwater Road, Collaroy showing Tram linesPanoramic view centred on the Hotel Manly, showing Manly Wharf and Manly Municipal Council Chambers, Manly, 1927Bungan CastleGee family picnic at Middle Creek, Narrabeen LagoonMarr's Corner General Store, Ocean Street, NarrabeenComposite panoramic view facing south from Fairlight Street, Fairlight, over Manly and North Harbour, c1920sHayman family on holidays at MittagongMatt Pecar with a delivery of tomatoes for the markets, Warriewood.Dee Why Panorama (part 5)Panoramic view looking north from the changing sheds, of beach-goers at Manly Beach, Manly, 1924View facing east, from atop the Pier Hotel, showing The Corso, Manly, 1922The bay and the tops of the concrete pyramids installed during World War II, Mona Vale.St Patrick's College, ManlyPanoramic view facing south over Manly, showing Eastern Hill with St Patrick's Estate, the flat of Manly, Manly Cove and Dobroyd Head, c1920 to c1923Camping Dee Why, c 1950"Fairlight House", FairlightPanoramic view of Manly Beach during the world's first surf carnival, Manly, 25 January 1908Narrabeen Hotel c1900 when under the management of Robert Norris

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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.



Market gardeners at WarriewoodMarket gardeners at WarriewoodMarket gardeners at WarriewoodMarket gardeners at WarriewoodTawny Frogmouths, Grandview Drive, NewportRainbow Lorikeets, Grandview Drive, NewportGreen Tree Snake, Grandview Drive, NewportKookaburras, Grandview Drive, NewportKoala and her joey in Grandview Drive, NewportBrushtail possum with twins, Grandview Drive, NewportGrey Butcher bird, Grandview Drive, NewportGarden in Grandview Drive, NewportGeebung Estate, Dee Why : Subdivision PlanIredale Estate Collaroy: Subdivision PlanYowal Estate, Narrabeen: Subdivision PlanYowal Estate, Narrabeen; Subdivision PlanRosaville Estate,  Mona ValeThe Crown of Collaroy: Collaroy Beach: Subsivision PlanCollaroy Park Estate, CollaroyTelopia Estate, Dee Why: Subdivision PlanVillage of Turimetta, Mona Vale: Subdivision PlanCareel Bay, Marine Vilage of Brighton (Josephton) PittwaterCoronation Farms, Brookvale: Subdivision PlanSurfer's Rest  Estate, Freshwater: Subdivision PlanSurfer's Rest Estate, FreshwaterTelopia Estate, Dee Why: Subdivision PlanParish Map Manly Cove - Brookvale to NarrabeenOxford Township Estate, Oxford Falls : Subdivision PlanSubdivision Plan: Dareen Estate, Beacon HillMcLachlan Estate, Collaroy: Subdivision PlanFrenchs Forest Township Estate adjoining Soldier's Settlement, ForestvilleSearle family at Barrenjoey, Palm BeachConstruction continues at Moore Street, Clontarf, June 1955Frenchs Forest Road, Seaforth, 7th October 1949Aerial view of Church Point, Mona Vale, Bayview and Newport, 1991 Aerial view of Church Point, Mona Vale, Bayview, Newport and Ingleside, 1991Aerial view of Church Point, Mona Vale, Bayview, Newport and InglesidePalm Beach cafeThe 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 Vale


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