Immortalised in art, music and literature, the Manly ferry is embedded into the cultural fabric of Sydney and has long evoked all kinds of emotions and imagery.

For over 140 years, artists have captured the Manly ferry journeying across Sydney Harbour in its ever-changing moods. Through seasons and across generations, its to-ing and fro-ing has set a familiar rhythm in the life of the city. Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault celebrates this quintessential Sydney icon and reveals insights into its evolution across the decades.