• Master Hammond, Palm Beach c.1950.

  • Spit to Manly Tramway. 

  • Freshwater Surf Club, 1918.

  • Vera Russell, Barrenjoey Headland c. 1935.

  • Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, 1958.

  • Ocean Beach, 1912. 

Monday, 7 September 2020

This History Week, we are celebrating the launch of History Hub! Your new online portal to our local history. 

For the first time, the local history collections of the three former Council areas are now captured in one place. 

Among the 27,000 items featured in History Hub, you will find:

  • Over 20,000 historical photographs
  • 200 oral history recordings
  • 5,000 factsheets
  • Over 600 maps and much more. 

You will be able to search through our material from World War I and World War IIhistorical photographs of all our beaches, land release maps from early 20th century, old theatre tickets and programs, just to name a few. 

Thanks to the hard work of our Local Studies team, the history of our community is forever captured for us and future generations to enjoy. 

If you have additional information about any of the material or would like to curate a collection for research purposes, you can register a free account. We also welcome selected donations to our collection. Please contact our Local Studies team

As we are unable to hold an in-person event this year, we would like to invite you to participate in our online History Hub hunt! Explore our new portal and answer the questions to go in the running to win an image of your choice from our collection, printed and framed. 

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