June 24 - 30, 2018: Issue 365
Roads To Pittwater: The Wakehurst Parkway Along Old Oxford Falls Track
The Oxford Falls at Manly.
Two miles from the terminus of the Manly - Brookvale tram. On the opening of the tram to Narrabeen today the falls will be brought within easy walk of the terminus. These falls, which are little known to the average residents of Sydney, are among the most beautiful scenes to be found in this part of the State. The upper fall is about 200ft crashing into a deep valley, to which access is extremely difficult. The bottom falls continue in a series of cascades, thence continuing over rugged country to Narrabeen Lake.
THE OXFORD FALLS AT MANLY. (1912, August 3). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228826044
The First Roseville Bridge
The First Roseville Bridge
Above: OPENING OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS MIDDLE HARBOUR. THE CEREMONY NEAR ROSEVILLE ON SATURDAY, AFTERNOON. OPENING OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS MIDDLE HARBOUR. (1924, September 22). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16174040
Below: OPENING OF THE MIDDLE HARBOUR BRIDGE. Several thousand people attended the official opening on Saturday afternoon of the –Middle Harbour Bridge between French's Forest and Roseville. After the opening ceremony, which was performed by the Premier, Sir George Fuller, hundreds of motor cars passed in procession over the bridge. Sir George Fuller said the new bridge would prove an important link between the northern suburbs and the important beaches on the northern side of Sydney Harbour, besides substantially assisting settlers in French’s Forest. OPENING OF THE MIDDLE HARBOUR BRIDGE. (1924, September 24). Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169149144
FOR CITY GIRLS holiday home
MEMBERS of the City Girls Amateur Sports Association have completed negotiations for a week-end holiday house at Narrabeen. "Palm Cottage" is an ideal place for a holiday, with the ocean in front and the big lake at the back. The creeks, too, offer pleasure to those whose fancy turns to quiet, inland waters. Mr. T. West, who built "Palm Cottage," went to Narrabeen in 1884, and from almost the whole coastline chose the site because it provided such an unusual vista of the sea. The house will accommodate 12 girls for each week-end, and it will probably be used for holidays also.
PALM COTTAGE The house at Narrabeen which has been secured by the City Girls' Amateur Sports Association for a week-end resort.FOR CITY GIRLS (1926, March 1). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 13 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224055821
New Holiday House At Narrabeen
PALM Cottage, one of the oldest houses In Narrabeen, Is to be the scene of many happy weekend parties for the City Girls' Amateur Sports Association. The cottage is large, and rambling, surrounded by wide verandahs, and stands on a bill, overlooking the ocean beach on one side and the Narrabeen Lakes on the other. It is an ideal place for large parties of club girls, the ample balcony space making It possible to accommodate unlimited numbers of camp stretchers for sleeping out, while a specially glassed-in portion will lend itself to the use of long, trestle dining-tables, to seat at least 20 girls.
The lawns surrounding the house are excellently suited for circles courts and basket-ball. Already a number of clubs affiliated to the C.G.A.S.A. have booked up week-ends well into the winter, for the colder weather will make no difference, as the charm of boating on the lakes and tramping into the woods surrounding them will afford sufficient interest as a substitute for the joys of surfing. Each girl, with a minimum number of eight, will be charged five shillings for a party. At present there is only accommodation for twelve, but, as the popularity of Palm Cottage grows, the association will be prepared to arrange for further accommodation. City Girls (1926, March 11). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 4 (The Daily Telegraph Woman's Supplement). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245839929
EASTER CAMP AT PALM COTTAGE, NARRABEEN
ONE of the campers at Narrabeen writes : — We are having a wonderful time here in our new holiday house at Narrabeen. There are twenty of us comfortably housed in this quaint old rambling home, surrounded by wide verandahs and balconies. You can imagine our excitement over, it all, and our anxiety to take full advantage of every privilege offered. Of course, we decided on sleeping out, and it was not long before we wore in the land of nod.
Waking in the early morning as fresh as daisies, we were confronted with a view of wonderful bounty from either side of the balconies. The wide expanse of ocean on one side, and, in decided contrast, the pretty Narrabeen Lakes on the other, brought forth exclamations of delight.
On our first evening we gave "Father" (that is, Miss Mallard, as you know), a surprise dinner party. We decorated the dining-room with gay-colored streamers and fancy paper and balloons, and placed a lovely box of linen handkerchiefs at "Father's" seat, just to show how much we appreciate her kindness. Speeches wore made during dinner, and "Father" spoke beautifully about the association, and made us all feel very proud of being members. The pictures were the next excitement, followed by a dance, but it was not until the mystic hour that the real fun began. Everyone's bed was short-sheeted, and pillows floured, and some young imps tied a rope to the bed-clothes of "Nurse" and "Purser," and as soon as they were nicely settled in bed the rope was hauled up from the balcony, and away went their bedclothes. Then "Father" took a hand, and gave chase to her naughty children, and you may guess it was some time before peace was restored.
To-day, being Sunday, we are taking things quietly. Some are at church, others are Hurling, while a few are taking a long walk. There is much to make one and all happy, but time is flying, and our holiday is coming to an end. Only a day and a half left. Time rushes on occasions such as these. We are enjoying each minute of our stay. In my wildest dreams I had no idea that a party of girls could have such an enjoyable time together. I am glad I have joined the City Girls' Amateur Sports Association. City Girls (1926, April 15). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 5 (The Daily Telegraph Woman's Supplement). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245767682