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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.



Davidson Park Estate, Forestville: Subdivision Plan 1960Forestville Subdivision Plan, Arthur Street and Angophora StreetPortion 1844, Parish of Manly Cove, Forestville, 1935Plan of Narrabeen Park Estate No. 1, Mona Vale 1928; Subdivision PlanPlan of Frenchs Forest, Forestville, Belrose 1940s 1950sFrenchs Forest, Forestville, Belrose 1940s and 1950sDavidson Park Estate, Forestville, 1960: Subdivision PlanSubdivision Plan creating Angophora Crescent ForestvilleCrown Land Sale Forestville, 1962: Subdivision PlanKingsley Family Collaroy Beach Wilsons Paint Shop, Pittwater Road, Collaroy  Kingsley and Starr children in Canoe at Collaroy BeachMay Fowler and relatives in backyard of her dress maker shop on Pittwater Road CollaroyWilliam Francis Parker and his family, at Brooklands, Cross Street, Brookvale 1897A house being transported northwards on Pittwater Road, 1970Looking across to Warringah Mall from Beacon Hill, 1963Looking down on Warringah Mall from Beacon Hill, 1963Warringah Mall shortly after opening, 1963View from Beacon Hill looking south over Brookvale and North ManlyView from Beacon Hill overlooking Brookvale, 1962Pittwater Road, North Manly looking south showing Brookvale Creek in flood at Warringah Golf Course, 1961View from Allambie Heights looking east towards Pittwater Rd, North ManlyView from Allambie Heights overlooking North Manly, Allambie and District ParkBrookvale Public School 1911Brookvale Public School 1910Eucalyptus cottage soon after it was built in 1875 at end of Robert Ave, North Manly Eucalyptus Cottage at the end of Robert Avenue, North Manly, just prior to demolition 1973Elevated view of Pittwater, c1970sBoats on Pittwater, c1970sPittwater, c1970sBoats on Pittwater at Church Point, 1960View of the Spit Bridge from Clontarf, c1970sWatching the surfers at Queenscliff, 1963View of Lion Island, Broken BayView of Lion Island, Broken BayBoats on Pittwater, c1970sElevated view of Pittwater, c1970sCollecting shells at Shelley Beach, Manly 1964Shelly Beach, Manly 1964First Tram to Brookvale CelebrationFirst Tram to Brookvale Celebration58 Pacific Parade, Dee WhyChurch Point Mini Market, 1985Dee Why Beach, 1957The Spit Bridge and Middle HarbourConsentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 21A Macpherson St Warriewood Consentino market garden, 12 & 14 Macpherson St Warriewood Aerial photo of Elanora


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