Group of dignitaries outside the former Manly Town Hall 1913.jpg
Wednesday, 20 September 2023

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Manly Municipal Council Minutes 1877-1960 on History Hub, a free online resource of Northern Beaches local history.

A treasure trove of information, the collection is a fascinating documentation of the rapid day to day transformation of Manly and it’s surrounds - from a small seaside village to a bustling playground by the sea as population and infrastructure boomed.

The collection includes handwritten minutes from the very first Council Meeting and is keyword searchable from 1915 onwards.

View the Manly Municipal Council Minutes 1877-1960 on History Hub.

Northern Beaches Libraries have an extensive collection of photographs, maps, plans, oral histories and ephemera relating to the Northern Beaches area.

For further information and research enquiries, please contact 8495 5027 or email