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Windsurfing 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"Pittwater from Lovett BayHoarding for Manly Fun Pier prior to demolition. 1989Freshwater Beach

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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.


Vera Russell playing golf at BarrrenjoeyMona Vale School football team with teacher and officials 1950sIvan Vujanovic and Ivan Antunovic with containers of tomatoes. 1934.Family picnic at Newport 1947Paddle-Steamer at Manly WharfJoyce Hayman playing on Dee Why BeachSix young members of the Palm Beach Junior Surf Life Saving Club c1940.Master Hammond outside the Palladium Restaurant at Palm Beach. c1950.Lorna Russell and four friends posing in swimming costumes holding fronds. 1925.Isabel LethamDee Why Post Office, Dee WhyGirl Guides and Brownies at Pittwater Spring Festival, Kitchener Park Mona Vale 1975Post card of girls reel team on Newport Beach,1910The Corso, showing horsedrawn carriage and tramFreshwater Surf Life Saving Club MembersTwo women carrying rubber floats, Palm Beach c1930.On the road to Australian Surf Championships PerthTania Verstak visiting Manly, 1961St Patrick's College, ManlyFriends on Collaroy BeachOpening of Manly Vale Community CentreA race about to commence at Manly Baths, 1910Burst water main causing flooding on Barrenjoey Road, NewportAddison Road 1904bBrocks Surf Beach Estate, Mona ValeAllen family at BayviewLadies at the Manly War Memorial, Anzac DayBill Bullough, employee of Warringah Shire CouncilA.G. Parr Memorial Entrance to Brookvale ParkMembers of the Dee Why Surf Life Saving ClubWater sports on Narrabeen LagoonDan Hogan, 1908Pittwater from Towlers BayCorso, ManlyEntrance to Narrabeen LagoonProbably Narrabeen near Garden Street Seaforth Infants School pupils, Class 2E-1E, 1978Amway building, Castle HillBerry Reserve, NarrabeenOcean Street, Narrabeen.Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club March past teamLand Cove River school excursion - Year 1. c1980.Burrage, William John, 3123BFlooding in North NarrabeenManly BeachChristmas decorations, Warringah MallEntrance to Narrabeen LagoonJohn and Jess Pink outside their delicatessen in Sydney Road, BalgowlahAllambie Heights Public HallView over Manly


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