Manly Australia
Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Australia - Sunday, 9 August - 11:48pm
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

News

See Images from the Lost Archives

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Archived 27 Nov 2019 - Posted: 30 Sep 2019
Parade of Homes, Hooker Rex Development at Killarney Heights 12 April 1963.
Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAGAM) and Councilís Library Services are delighted to present an exhibition of 80 fascinating photographic images ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s previously lost from the Sydney Morning Herald archives.

The images surfaced in a bank vault in the US in 2015 and Council’s Library Services recently purchased more than 3,500 of those documentary photographs related to the Northern Beaches.

MAGAM and Council library staff together with volunteers selected around 80 of the most captivating images, which provide glimpses of our culture, environment and community in the last half of the 20th century.

Mayor Michael Regan said the collection held major historical significance.

“Each one of the images provides a fascinating snapshot of our past.

“From the rooftop pool of the former Surfrider Motel overlooking Dee Why Lagoon, to people queuing at the hydrofoil booth on Manly Wharf, to the Modernist architect-designed homes of Palm Beach, this exhibition is sure to capture the interest of anyone interested in our recent past.”

The Local Studies Unit at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale Libraries holds a vast collection of historical material relating to the Northern Beaches.

This includes photographs, maps and plans, posters and tourist information, oral histories, films, newspapers and council minutes, all accessible to the public for viewing.


Images from the lost archives

Exhibition dates:
25 October - 1 December 2019

Exhibition opening:
Friday 25 October, 6 -8pm by Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan.

Local studies talk:
Sunday 3 November, 11am – 12noon. Hear the stories behind ten key photographs in the exhibition then take the opportunity to learn from Local Studies staff about the significance of the Northern Beaches Council Local Studies collection.

All Images: Courtesy NB Local Studies Collection - SMH archive

This article archived 27 Nov 2019

New Surfrider Motel, Dee Why Beach 1976.
New Surfrider Motel, Dee Why Beach (rooftop pool), 1976.
Manly Wharf in the 1980s. Two ladies fishing.
Manly Pool and Boardwalk, 1950s.
 
Manly Beach Holiday and Executive Apartments Manly Beach Holiday and Executive Apartments Manly Beach Holiday and Executive Apartments Apartments for pleasure or business

Recent News

9 Ways to Help Kick-start Your Child’s Career
9 Ways to Help Kick-start Your Child’s Career
Declining youth employment rates due to COVID-19 mean sound career advice...
Applications for $250,000 Events Grants Now Open
Applications for $250,000 Events Grants Now Open
Northern Beaches Council is calling on organisations and community groups...
A Celebration of Collaboration: One Year of NSW Landcare Program
A Celebration of Collaboration: One Year of NSW Landcare Program
Landcare NSW and Local Land Services are celebrating Landcare Week, 3-...
Budding Young Musos Take Out Awards
Budding Young Musos Take Out Awards
Talented local duet Natalie Theodore and Julia Manias, known as Nat &...
Council on Track to Almost Double Projected Amalgamation Savings
Council on Track to Almost Double Projected Amalgamation Savings
Northern Beaches Council is on track to almost double the state governmentís...

What's New

Have You Visited

+ Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2001-2020 Stralia Web