• Stewart House Curl Curl 1950s. Courtesy of Dee Why Library Local Studies

History Hub

History Hub is your online portal to our local history. Access our historical photographic collection, factsheets, oral histories, videos, maps, ...

Catalina Flying Boat in shallow water off Bayview c1950. Courtesy of Isobel Bennett

Local history

The Local History Collections at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale Libraries provide a rich insight into the past.

Children from the Booth Family at Freshwater beach courtesy Margaret Millar

Family history

Discover your family history and uncover your past with our dedicated family research area and free genealogy resources.

Historical places

There are some very special spots on the Northern Beaches where you can travel back in time. Walk in the footsteps of our earliest Australians… or...

Manly Mayor and Alderman with 1924 Olympic Champions Nick Winter, Boy Charlton and Dick Eve. Courtesy of Manly Library Local Studies

Contact local and family history

Our Local History staff are available at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale Libraries. Call or email to discuss your needs.