Saturday, 31 August 2019

To celebrate History Week, we have compiled six spots where you can travel back in time.

Walk in the footsteps of our earliest Australians… or take in the beautiful view that delighted a Hollywood screen legend…

Catch a rattling tram to a delightful lakeside village… or step ashore from a paddle steamer into a bustling colonial township…

Camp out overnight with a band of hardy explorers… then awake to the discovery of a lifetime…


Katharine Hepburn’s ‘wonderful walks’ to Barrenjoey Lighthouse

The late, great Hollywood actor Katharine Hepburn had a hobby. She liked to paint - and when Katharine visited the Northern Beaches in 1955, clearly she liked what she saw…

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Tramshed at Narrabeen

The Tramshed at Narrabeen is one of the oldest buildings in that delightful suburb – and it happens also to be one of the most important in Narrabeen’s history…

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The Corso, Manly

More than two million people walk the length of The Corso each year, going from Manly Wharf to Manly Beach…

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Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach

Arthur Phillip achieved renown in his own life as a courageous seaman, dedicated officer, scholar and visionary colonial administrator.

But even he had never seen anything quite like Pittwater…

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Broken Bay

Evidence of Aboriginal presence in Australia dates back tens-of-thousands of years… and the Northern Beaches may have been among the most densely populated parts of the continent prior to non-Aboriginal settlement.

>>> More on Broken Bay

Quarantine Station

The historic Quarantine Station is located on North Head, an area that has long been rich in important cultural and spiritual significance to the land’s traditional owners.

>>> More on the Quarantine Station

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