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

With thousands of fascinating historical images and materials held at the library, our friendly staff will help you discover the history of the Northern Beaches. If you’re researching your family history, we can help you too. With online resources, genealogy groups and workshops you’ll find getting started is a breeze.

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.
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.
Last updated : Mon 21 Aug 2017