September 15 -  21, 2019: Issue 421

Front Page Issue 421 

Demolition Of Mona Vale Hospital Currently Taking Place

Sustainable House Day 2019: today, Sunday the 15th of September 2019. Two brilliant examples available - an Avalon Beach Granny Flat that has just won a prestigious National Design Award and Permanora at Elanora Heights

New SCC Application Lodged For Same Bayview Golf Course Development by Bayview Residents community group

2019 Pittwater Community Service Award Recipient is Ian Hutchinson, of CPR Friendly

Dane Dujic Wins Event Two Of The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series 2019/20 Held At Curl Curl by Surfing NSW

Pictures Avalon Beach Women's Bowling Club Koala Day Carnival 2019: The 45th All Womens Event

AquaticsBilgola SLSC Celebrates 70 Years next weekend: Some Anecdotes From Early Members

Reflections by George Repin: THE THIRD MAN 

Building Bridges to Boorowa - The 20 Year Anniversary  new MOU signed between North Sydney, Hilltops and Boorowa councils - Every year, North Sydney Council’s bushcare team and volunteers from the local community travel to Boorowa to plant trees and shrubs around farms to improve the landscape and create natural habitat for native species. To date, more than 65,000 trees and shrubs have been planted and the farmers and volunteers have seen huge improvements in the landscape and an increase in native animals.

DIY Ideas Installing Posts For Decks and Verandahs With Heavier Loads + Installing Membranes For Tiled Decks - our Spring 2019 project continues with great products and tools to help you Spring into Action!

Collector's Corner Samuel Wood Postcards of Pittwater and Manly: Collecting Postcards:  Readers are often thrilled to see views of Pittwater not formerly seen in history articles. The places we look to find these photos and postcards include the State Libraries of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, the National Library of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, National Museum of Australia etc. Among these places are those focused on postcards. For example, the NSW Postcard Collectors Society Inc..They hold regular ‘Fairs’ where collectors may find that special item or items in their area of interest. The Date for Remaining Fairs during 2019 is: Sunday 24th of November

Food  Barrenjoey House For that special lunch with friends late during the week when it's nice and quiet, the food and location that are part of Barrenjoey House remain hard to beat. A brilliant view of the estuary across Pittwater Park, the smell of the ocean wafting over the hill, icy cold and just right cocktails, an extensive wine list and a menu that offers modern Australian dishes with a focus on fresh seafood - as well as some great vegetarian dishes.

Profile Anne Spencer For years now our 'go to' lady for all things Bilgola Beach has been Anne Spencer. With MWP Historical Society then Editor Tony Dawson overseeing the work, Anne penned, BILGOLA - THE STORY OF A POLITICIAN, A PILOT AND AN EPICURE.

This former secretary of the Bilgola Preservation Society, with husband Colin, were among those fought tirelessly over the years to protect the beauty of Bilgola Beach. 

Anne Spencer is much more than an advocate for retaining the integrity of Bilgola Beach though. Anne Spencer is a beautiful now Narrabeen based Artist whose artwork has continued to sell solidly since her first exhibition. Concurrently exhibiting and studying art making, Anne has completed traditional techniques of oil painting with Celia Gullet and earlier, year courses on tonalism with Graeme Inson and watercolours with the Julian Ashton Art School.

Australian art history with the NSW Art Gallery have been another focus while various short courses and workshops with the National Art School and leading artists like Jo Bertini and Stephen Harvey, have helped to expand her art education. Anne’s artworks have sold to a multitude of local Australian clients as well as internationally in London, Switzerland, Singapore and New York City (MOMA). She currently paints full-time.

Recently we sent through a series of questions to Anne to delve a little deeper and find out more about this brilliant Wordsmith and Artist. Anne will run as Artist of the Month for October 2019 - for now, a few words from, by and about one of our great creatives. 

For those who can't wait, please visit: www.annespencer.com.au

History Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Coaster's Retreat and The BasinThere are no actual streets or roads in Coaster's Retreat or The Basin - but that does not mean these offshore idylls should miss out on a few insights into the areas that once were and still are a place where people enjoy living.

Frederick Jackson, who did have land at The Basin, sold that to the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Trust in 1916 (gazetted-dedicated in 1917), although the last resident allowed officially there, 'Sally' Morris of The Basin, resided in her home on the beach until she passed away.

Prior to that though, 7 1/2 acres and 15 acres were dedicated to the national park at Coaster's Retreat in 1911.

The area was first inhabited by Indigenous Australians, the Kuringgai (also spelt Ku-ring-gai, Kuring-gai, Guringai). The Kuringai were hunters and gatherers. The Basin, adjoining Coasters Retreat is particularly rich in Aboriginal Heritage sites including The Basin Track Engraving Site, featuring petroglyphs of hunters, kangaroos, fishing and Wallabies. On the headland north of Coasters Retreat, is the Red Hands Cave, featuring a hand print in red ochre. Other hand prints, and pictographs, middens and carvings can be found in the locality. On the foreshore at Coasters retreat is an Aboriginal carving of a Dolphin.

The lands of The Basin and Coaster's Retreat changing hands begins prior to that though. In 1833 Martin Burke applied for a grant of land at The Basin, which then comprised a small flat of land of about four acres and the tiered hillside where Chinese Market gardeners had constructed terraces to hold growing produce.

Books September 2019 -  World Heritage Sites Of Australia By Peter Valentine, Ivy Bird by Tania McCartney; Jess Racklyeft, Through Ice & Fire by Sarah Laverick, Songspirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom Of Country Through Songlines by Gay'wu Group of Women, Morning Glory On The Vine: Early Songs And Drawings by Joni Mitchell

Old Booksread in full here: online! Spring 2019:  Flora Australiensis: A Description Of The Plants Of The Australian Territory by Bentham, George, 1800-1884; Mueller, Ferdinand von, 1825-1896, Publication date 1863 - Iconography Of Australian Salsolaceous Plants by Mueller, Ferdinand von, (1825-1896), Published 1896 - Australian Plants Suitable For Gardens, Parks, Timber Reserves, Etc by Guilfoyle, W. R. (William Robert), 1843-1912, Publication date 1911

Collector's Corner Samuel Wood Postcards of Pittwater and Manly: Collecting Postcards:  Readers are often thrilled to see views of Pittwater not formerly seen in history articles. The places we look to find these photos and postcards include the State Libraries of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, the National Library of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, National Museum of Australia etc. 

Among these places are those focused on postcards. For example, the NSW Postcard Collectors Society Inc..They also hold regular ‘Fairs’ where collectors may find that special item or items in their area of interest. The Date for Remaining Fairs during 2019 is: Sunday 24th of November

The fairs are held at the IMAR Community Hall. 2a Fitzroy St Croydon (very close to the Croydon Railway station) from 9.00am to 2.00 pm. In addition to vintage and modern postcards, there will also be a range of other paper collectibles such as old books, magazines - free entry.

Community News Scotland Island Fire Brigade Open Day, Bilgola Surf Lifesavers First Responders, 2019 Pittwater Community Service Award, Bayview GC Development: New SCC Applied For, Barge and Truck Submerged At Mackerel Now Above Water, Congratulations, Spring School Holidays Issues, Doggie Veggie Cook Needed, Local RFS Volunteers Helping Fight Fires Far From Home, Pets of the Week: Beau and Ringo, Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes, Applications Open For Community Building Partnership Program, BYRA First Day Of The Season Report, Sydney To Auckland Ocean Race 2021: Centrepiece Of Major Summer International Events, Modus Operandi Brewing Wins Champion IPA, Manly To Barangaroo Fast Ferry, New Pedestrian Bridge Ready For Installation: road closures notices, Northern Beaches Dementia Friendly Community, Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019, The Pittwater Offshore Newsletter, Local Organisations, Clubs and Groups Information

Environment Climate Change and Our Community Public Meeting, Student Climate Strikers Rally On Friday 20 September, Threatened Species Habitat Destruction In Australia Shows Federal Laws Are Broken, September Is Biodiversity Month, Australian Birds String Together Meaningless Sounds To Make 'Words', Mona Vale Garden Club's 48th Spring Flower Show: Saturday September 28th, Aussie Bread Tags: Local Collection Points, Archie's Pittwater Clean Up, Bushcare in Pittwater; Community Gardens and Research Groups Information

Aquatics Bilgola SLSC Celebrates 70 Years next weekend: Some Anecdotes From Early Members

Reflections by George Repin 

THE THIRD MAN 

Park Bench Philosopher 
Building Bridges to Boorowa - The 20 Year Anniversary  new MOU signed between North Sydney, Hilltops and Boorowa councils - Every year, North Sydney Council’s bushcare team and volunteers from the local community travel to Boorowa to plant trees and shrubs around farms to improve the landscape and create natural habitat for native species. To date, more than 65,000 trees and shrubs have been planted and the farmers and volunteers have seen huge improvements in the landscape and an increase in native animals.

Pictures Avalon Beach Women's Bowling Club Koala Day Carnival 2019: The 45th All Womens Event

Children  Try Sailing Day At BYRA, Olive-Backed Oriole, Drawing With Nick Park - Gromit, When Bats Took Flight, Peppa Pig Carnival Queen, School holidays fun: Art fun at Mona Vale + Slime Making Workshop and Magician Shows & Circus Workshops at Warriewood, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Curious Kids: How Do Wounds Heal?,  Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor, Spy Tortoise Adopted By Chimpanzee, Take Your Shot In Grandparents Day Photo Comp, September Is Biodiversity Month, Nipper Registration Days 2019, Lego at the Library + Stories at MV and Avalon, Local Sports and Fun Clubs for you!

Youth Discipline: Notes On, I Am - Club Yoko, Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Everyday I Write The Book, Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love, Olive-Backed Oriole, The Ovens: Bangalley Headland + Ovens Diving Vid., Sydney Student Among The World’s Science Brains, Keep Your Options Open And Don’t Ditch Science When Choosing Next Year’s School Subjects, Foodie and Band Night at Mona Vale, Art Classes during Spring School Holidays,  Climate Change and Our Community Public Meeting at Avalon, Student Climate Strikers Rally On Friday 20 September, BL's Blast Off 2019, Nipper Registration Days,  Avalon Youth Hub: Meditation Spots, Local Clubs and Groups

Seniors Dementia Action Week 2019, Stepping Class for Seniors to support CPA, Ambassador Mark Gibson To Raise Awareness About Dementia, Statement On The Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Stop The Pensioner Taper Trap, Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor, Kochie Ready To Row At 17th Australian Masters Games In Adelaide: entries close Monday Sept. 16, Commonly Used Antibiotics May Lead To Heart Problems, Nominations For The Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program close soon, Art Classes for Seniors at Pittwater RSL, AvPals: Term 3 2019, Palm Beach Probus, Local support services, sports and social groups and fun for you

DIY Ideas Installing Posts For Decks and Verandahs With Heavier Loads + Installing Membranes For Tiled Decks - our Spring 2019 project continues with great products and tools to help you Spring into Action!

Inbox News The Danger Of Heat And Cold Across Australia, Offering Children A Variety Of Vegetables Increases Acceptance, Why People Gain Weight As They Get Older, Commonly Used Antibiotics May Lead To Heart Problems, Haemophilia Three Times More Prevalent Than Thought, Source Water Key To Bacterial Water Safety In Remote Northern Australia

Artists of the Month September 2019 - Alicia Watt and Yvette Ten-Bohmer

Yvette is a Sydney born artist who has dedicated her life to professional arts studies, arts practice development and her own teaching practices. Continually making art, exhibiting art and sharing her passion through teaching; Yvette will do anything to evoke creativity for people.

Alicia is a filmographer, photographer and musician from Sydney who undertook professional studies in film and then went on to start her own Production Company, Ali Jam Productions. Alicia has dedicated her life to the creative industries juggling both her film/ photography and music.

Tamara Sloper-Harding OAM, Chairperson of the Pittwater Friends of Soibada contacted Yvette, asking her to come to East Timor to run some art workshops. During the ladies discussions Tamara learnt of Alicia’s musical skills and asked her to also travel to Soibada to share her gift. The ladies then made it their mission to save for flights from Darwin to Dili and quickly did so.

The girls are now fundraising to bring paint brushes, paint, ukuleles and strings to the people of Soibada while sharing their skills and insights.

Food  Barrenjoey House

1108 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach
Ph: 9974 4001
Monday - Tuesday: Lunch 11.30am - 3.00pm
Wednesday - Sunday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm /  Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Website: www.barrenjoeyhouse.com.au

For that special lunch with friends late during the week when it's nice and quiet, the food and location that are part of Barrenjoey House remain hard to beat. A brilliant view of the estuary across Pittwater Park, the smell of the ocean wafting over the hill, icy cold and just right cocktails, an extensive wine list and a menu that offers modern Australian dishes with a focus on fresh seafood - as well as some great vegetarian dishes.

Events Shows, Exhibitions, Music, Markets, Theatre, Film, Art Classes, Talks, Walks, Annual Events, Yoga, Barefoot Bowling, Pittwater Camera Club, Paddles, Enviro Events + heaps more!

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Reliance Turns 100  Avalon Craft Cottage Celebrates 50 years in 2019  Mona Vale Dunes Bushcare and Avalon Dunes Bushcare  Richard Harwin Nossiter DSC OAM Chris McGuckin  John Vaughan Mike Kitching Grevillea Caleyi Baha’i Temple Bushcare Group   Pittwater Volunteers; Making A world of Difference for Over 100 Years  Careel Creek Bushcare Group  Careel Creek Bushcare Group 1990 to 2019  Bill Fulton  Nan Bosler AM 2019  Share the Spark  Cilla Cole  Friends of Bungan Bushcare Group Beryl Driver OAM: her 21st B to B Bash for Variety the Children's Charity  Pittwater Baseball Club 2019 Update  Joe Mills  Ken Davidson Tribute  Judith Charnaud  Dorothy De Rooy (Vidgen) Peninsula Bridge Club  Manly-Warringah-Pittwater Care (MWP Care) Anne Spencer

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Marie Byles Lucy Gullett Kookoomgiligai Frank Hurley Archpriest JJ Therry Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor Bowen Bungaree W. Bradley 1788 Journal  Midholme Loggan Rock Cabin La Corniche La Corniche II Lion Island Bungan Beach Botham Beach  Scarred Trees  Castles in the Sand Dame Nellie Melba lunches at Bilgola Spring, 1914  First to Fly in Australia at North Narrabeen  Mona Vale Golf Club's Annual Balls  Governor Phillip camps on Resolute Beach  Ruth Bedford  Jean Curlewis  Mollie Horseman  Charlotte Boutin  May Moore  Neville W Cayley  Leon Houreux  Frederick Wymark  Sir Adrian Curlewis  Bilgola Heron Cove  Mullet Creek  Shark Point  Woodley's Cottage  A Tent at The Basin Collin's Retreat-Bay View House-Scott's Hotel  Bilgola Cottage and House  The First Pittwater Regatta  Women Cricketers Picnic Filmed In Pittwater  Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn  Waradiel Season The Church at Church Point  Governor Phillip's Exploration of Broken Bay, 2 - 9 March 1788   Petroglyths: Aboriginal Rock Art on the Northern Beaches  Avalon Headland Landmarks  Steamers Part I  Pittwater Aquatic Club Part I  Woody Point Yacht Club  Royal Motor Yacht Club Part I  Dorothea Mackellar  Elaine Haxton  Neva Carr Glynn  Margaret Mulvey Jean Mary Daly  Walter Oswald Watt Wilfrid Kingsford Smith John William Cherry George Scotty Allan  McCarrs Creek  Narrabeen Creek  Careel Creek Currawong Beach Creek  Bushrangers at Pittwater Smuggling at Broken Bay  An Illicit Still at McCarr's Creek  The Murder of David Foley  Mona Vale Outrages  Avalon Camping Ground  Bayview Koala Sanctuary  Ingleside Powder Works  Palm Beach Golf Course  Avalon Sailing Club  Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club  Palm Beach SLSC Part I - The Sheds  Warriewood SLSC  Whale Beach SLSC Flagstaff Hill Mount Loftus Pill Hill Sheep Station Hill  S.S. Florrie  S.S. Phoenix and General Gordon Paddlewheeler   MV Reliance The Elvina  Florida House  Careel House Ocean House and Billabong  Melrose-The Green Frog  The Small Yacht Cruising Club of Pittwater  Canoe and I Go With The Mosquito Fleet - 1896  Pittwater Regattas Part I - Dates and Flagships to 1950  Shark Incidents In Pittwater  The Kalori  Church Point Wharf  Bayview Wharf  Newport Wharf Palm Beach Jetty - Gow's Wharf  Max Watt  Sir Francis Anderson  Mark Foy  John Roche  Albert Verrills  Broken Bay Customs Station At Barrenjoey  Broken Bay Water Police  Broken Bay Marine Rescue - Volunteer Coastal Patrol  Pittwater Fire-Boats  Prospector Powder Hulk at Towler's Bay  Naval Visits to Pittwater 1788-1952  Pittwater's Torpedo Wharf and Range Naval Sea Cadets in Pittwater S.S. Charlotte Fenwick S.S. Erringhi  P.S. Namoi  S.Y. Ena I, II and III  Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees  Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction Barrenjoey Broken Bay Shipwrecks Up To 1900 Early Surf Lifesaving Reels  Surf Bathing in Australia and the Advent of ‘Swim Between the Flags’ Surf Bathing And The Advent Of Manly’s First Surf Carnival - 1907 Barrenjoey Light Keepers  Douglas  Adrian Ross Newport SLSC 1909 - 1938 Part I Overview  North Narrabeen SLSC - The Formative Years  First Naval Exercises by New South Wales Colonial Ships –The Wolverene at Broken Bay  Bilgola SLSC - the First 10 years  North Palm Beach SLSC  A History of Pittwater Parts 1 and 4 Pittwater Regattas - 1907 and 1908  Pittwater Regattas - 1921 - The Year that Opened and Closed with a Regatta on Pittwater Pittwater Regatta Banishes Depression - 1933  The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair  Careel Bay Jetty-Wharf-Boatshed Gow-Gonsalves Boatshed -Snapperman Beach  Camping at Narrabeen - A Trickle then a Flood Pittwater's Parallel Estuary - The Cowan 'Creek' RMYC Broken Bay Boathouse and Boatshed Barrenjoey Boat House The Bona - Classic Wooden Racing Yacht Mona Vale Hospital Golden Jubilee - A Few Insights on 50 Years as a Community Hospital Far West Children's Health Scheme - the Formation Years  The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy and Race and the Gentleman who loved Elvina Bay  Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay NSW - Cruiser Division History - A History of the oldest division in the Royal Motor Yacht Club   Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Early Motor Boats and Yachts, their Builders and Ocean Races to Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury and Pittwater  The Royal Easter Show Began As the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales   The Mail Route to Pittwater and Beyond  The Wild Coachmen of Pittwater - A Long and Sometimes Bumpy Ride on Tracks Instead of Roads  The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gow's Tom Thumb 'Canoe'   Furlough House Narrabeen - Restful Sea Breezes For Children and Their Mothers   From Telegraphs to Telephones - For All Ships at Sea and Those On Land Mona Vale Training Grounds - From Lancers on Horses to Lasses on Transport Courses Fred Verrills; Builder of Bridges and Roads within Australia during WWII, Builder of Palm Beach Afterwards   Communications with Pittwater  Ferries To Pittwater  A History of Pittwater - Part 4: West Head Fortress   Pittwater's Lone Rangers - 120 Years of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the Men of Flowers Inspired by Eccleston Du Faur  Early Pittwater Launches and Ferries Runs Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Clubhouse Avalon Beach SLSC The Second and Third Clubhouses  From Beneath the Floorboards at Hyde Park Barracks Bungaree Was Flamboyant  Andrew Thompson - 'Long Harry'  Albert Thomas Black  John Collins of Avalon Narrabeen Prawning Times - A Seasonal Tide of Returnings  Oystering in the Pittwater Estuary - Oyster Kings and Pearl Kings and When Not to Harvest Oysters  Yabbying In Warriewood Creeks  Eeling in Warriewood's Creeks (Includes A Short History of community involvement in environmental issues/ campaigns in and around Narrabeen Lagoon - 1974 to present by David James OAM)  Eunice Minnie Stelzer - Pittwater Matriarchs  Maria Louisa Therry - Pittwater Matriarchs  Manly's Stone Kangaroo, Camera Obscura,  First Maze and 'Chute' - Fun Days in Sea Hazes from 1857 On  A Salty Tale of the Kathleen Gillett – A Small Reminder and Celebration of Our 70th Sydney to Hobart   Katherine Mary Roche - Pittwater Matriarch  Sarah A. Biddy Lewis and Martha Catherine Benns Pittwater Matriarchs A Glimpse of the Hawkesbury.(1883) By Francis Myers. Illustrated by J C Hoyte   Pittwater's New Cycle Track of 1901 Manly to Newport  The Rock Lily Hotel  Barrenjoey House The Pasadena Jonah's St Michael's Arch  The First Royal Visitor to Australia: the Incident at Clontarf March 12th, 1868  Pittwater: Lovely Arm of the Hawkesbury By NOEL GRIFFITHS - includes RMYC Wharf and Clareville Wharf of 1938 + An Insight into Public Relations in Australia George Mulhall First Champion of Australia in Rowing - First Light-Keeper  at Barranjuey Headland  Captain Francis Hixson - Superintendent of Pilots, Lights, and Harbours and Father of the Naval Brigade  The First Boat Builders of Pittwater I: the Short Life and Long Voyages of Scotland Island Schooner the Geordy  The Marquise of Scotland Island  Boat Builders of Pittwater II: from cargo schooners and coasters to sailing skiffs and motorised launches  130th Anniversary of Australia’s Sudan Contingent - Local Connections of the first Australians to Serve  The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers The Currawong: Classic Yacht VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 –  at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary   Captain T. Watson and his Captain Cook Statues: A Tribute to Kindness  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Hordern, Wiltshire Parks, McKay Reserve: From Beach to Estuary  Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Bilgola Beach - The Cabbage Tree Gardens and Camping Grounds - Includes Bilgola - The Story Of A Politician, A Pilot and An Epicure by Tony Dawson and Anne Spencer  Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Bungan Beach and Bungan Head Reserves:  A Headland Garden  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Green Family  Elanora - Some Early Notes and Pictures The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Williams Family  Early Cricket in Pittwater: A small Insight Into the Noble Game from 1880's On  The Pacific Club's 2016 Carnival in Rio Fundraiser for Palm Beach SLSC Marks the 79th Year of Support  Bert Payne Park, Newport: Named for A Man with Community Spirit  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Fox Family  Surf Carnivals in February 1909, 1919, 1925, a Fancy Dress Rise of Venus and Saving Lives with Surfboards  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Paddon Family of Clareville  Mermaid Basin, Mona Vale Beach: Inspired 1906 Poem by Viva Brock  Early Pittwater Schools: The Barrenjoey School 1872 to 1894  The Royal Easter Show and 125th Celebration of Hawkesbury Agricultural College: Farmers Feed Us!  The Newport School 1888 to 2016  Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners of Bliss - A History  The Royal Botanical Garden Sydney Celebrates 200 Years in 2016 The Porter Family of Newport: Five Brother Soldiers Serve in WWI  Church Point and Bayview: A Pittwater Public School Set on the Estuary  The Basin, Pittwater: A Reprise: Historical Records and Pictures  Lighthouse Cottages You Can Rent in NSW - Designed or Inspired by Colonial Architect James Barnet: Includes Historic 'Lit' Days records   Bayview Days Ships Biscuits - the At Sea Necessity that Floated William Arnott’s Success  Mona Vale Public School 1906 to 2012    St Johns Camden: 176th And 167th Anniversaries In June 2016 - Places To Visit  Narrabeen Lagoon And Collaroy Beachfront: Storms And Flood Tides Of The Past  Avalon Beach Public School - A History   Muriel Knox Doherty Sir Herbert Henry Schlink  Shopping And Shops In Manly: Sales Times From 1856 To 1950 For A Fishing Village  Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom   Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes Of Old  A Few Glimpses Into Narrabeen's Past Beauties   Dr. Isobel Ida Bennett AO   Taronga Zoo 100th Birthday Parade: 1000 Reasons To Celebrate  War Memorials: Manly, October 14, 1916  Avalon Beach Golf Links: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  War Memorials - Mona Vale, November 14, 1926  Annie Wyatt Reserve Palm Beach: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II Tumbledown Dick Hill  Waratah Farm and Narrabeen Plums: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald And Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably!  Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration in November 2016 hosted by Bayview-Church Point Residents Association  Dr. Jenny Rosen's Historical Timeline  Palm Beach RSL - Club Palm Beach Celebrating 60 Years  Early Years At Narrabeen: The Plane Sailing Day Of 1944 The  Five Ways- Six ways Junction; Kamikaze Corner - Avalon Bilgola  RPAYC Season on Pittwater and coming of Jubilees in Summer of 1938 Local Explorers’ Modern Day Discovery - Governor Phillip’s First Landing site, Campsite and contact with Local Aborigines in Pittwater: The Case for West Head Beach  Rendezvous Tea Rooms Palm Beach: links with 1817 and 1917: Palm Beach Stores  and Fishermen St Cloud's Jersey Stud: Elanora Heights: Pittwater Fields of Dreams  Roderic Quinn's Poems And Prose For Manly, Beacon Hill, Dee Why And Narrabeen  A Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I – Of Places, Peoples And The Development Of Australian Art And Artists: The Estuary Celebrating World Radio Day: The Bilgola Connection With The Beginnings Of Radio In Australia  Emile Theodore Argles - champion of all Australians without a Voice - a very funny Satirist, Manly Poet and Pittwater Prose Writer and Litterateur  Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections  Victor James Daley: A Manly Bard And Poet who also came to Pittwater and the Hawkesbury  Let's Go Fly A Kite !: Palm Beach Whistling Kites Inspire sharing How to Make Standard, Box and Whistling Boy Kites - school holidays fun with a bit of Australian and Narrabeen history  Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains  Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I: Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes  The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello) An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914   Henry Lawson - A Manly Bard and Poet: on his 150th Birthday  Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art I: Artists and Artists Colonies  Opportunity To Visit Submarine War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago  Early Bayview - insights courtesy Don Taylor and Margaret Tink Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side   Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: John (Jack) Ralston and Nora McAuliffe  Patrick Edward Quinn: A Manly Prose writer who gave us A Run To Pittwater (1889) and Songs for the Federation of Australia  Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline  Nautical Treasure In Suburbia  Pittwater: Where the Wild Flowers Are 1917 to 2017  Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS and Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s  Early Pittwater Surfers: Alrema Becke Queen of Palm Beach  The Beachcombers Surfboard Riding Club: Palm Beach, NSW - 1959 to 1961 Year Dated Beer Bottles Found at Taylors Point  Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard and Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - Reg Wood Anecdotes  Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past  The Firecracker That Closed Narrabeen Hotel By Ken Lloyd (Savalloyd) + Narrabeen Hotel Licence Transfer Trail  Traces Of WWII Coast Watchers Found On Bangalley Headland - 1942   Early Warriewood  SLSC insights per Norman Godden + Extras  The Macphersons of Wharriewood and Narrabeen: the photo albums of William Joseph Macpherson  Angophora Reserve Avalon 1938 Dedication  Avalon Preservation Association History by Geoff Searl  Pittwater Summer Houses: 1916 Palm Beach Cottage and Palm Beach House Pittwater YHA: Some History  WWI Historian Presents New Film On The Beersheba Charge At Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting  Newport's Bushlink 'From The Crown To The Sea' Paths: Celebrating Over 20 Years Of Community Volunteer Bushcare Results  Pittwater Fishermen: The Sly Family Narrabeen Exploits and Manly Community Contributors: The First Surfboat at Manly Beach  Women In The Surf Life Saving Movement As Life Savers: From At Least 1910 Locally - Awarded Medals For Saving Lives From 1880 In NSW  Windsor Bridge: Planned Destruction Of Historic Link With A Pittwater Connection The Rise Of The Cruising Season: A Look At Some Early Australian sailers and Local Visitor Beauties   Pittwater Fishermen: Barranjoey Days Polo By The Sea 2018: Over A Hundred Years Of Loving This Game In Pittwater  Australia Day Regatta Began As Anniversary Day Regatta  Black Bakelite Telephone: Early Pittwater Phone Numbers  Hy-Brasil, Avalon Beach - Pittwater Summer Houses  Ferry Names for Emerald Class: The Gibbs-Turner Original Magic Button  Pittwater Summer Houses: A Tent At Palm Beach's Governor Phillip Park 'Neath Barrenjoey  Pittwater Summer Houses: The Cabin, Palm Beach - The Pink House Of The Craig Family  Manly's Early Sand Sculptors: How Pennies Can Become Pounds and Found A New Art   Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Geoff Searl and Roger Sayers 230th Anniversary Edit March 2018  Black-Necked Stork, Mycteria Australis, Once Visited Pittwater: Pair Shot in 1855  Butter Churns: Pittwater Dairies The Drainage System In Thompson Square, Windsor  Sydney Royal Easter Show 2018 Show Stopper Beer Brewed By Modus Operandi Mona Vale Extends Locals Input Into RAS Annual Celebration Of Local Products Sydney's Royal Easter Show Showbag Began As An Australian Sample Bag   Pittwater Fishermen: Great Mackerel, Little Mackerel (Wilson's Beach - Currawong) and The Basin  Motor Car Tours To And In Pittwater Show Us The Way This Place Once Was  Some Bayview Memories: The Lloyd Family  Taramatta Park Mona Vale: Opened 1904  The Collaroy Paddle Steamer: New Ephemera Added To Public Accessible Records - Her Connections To Pittwater  The Roads And Tracks Of Yesterday: How The Avalon Beach Subdivisions Changed The Green Valley Tracks  Australian Sailing's Barranjoey Pin Program; some insights into this Pittwater Yacht and owner, Sir W Northam who won Australia’s first Olympic sailing gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games  Avalon Beach Historical Society’s 9th Great Historic Photographic Exhibition: Thousands Of Stories Made Accessible  The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge: Timely Winter Anniversaries and Commemorations For A Septuagenarian and her Predecessor  Photographers Of Pittwater Capture Historic Insights: A. J. (Arthur James) Vogan, 1859-1948  Roads To Pittwater: The Wakehurst Parkway Along Old Oxford Falls Track  Roads To Pittwater: The Pittwater Road  Roads To Pittwater: The Sandspit Punt and Spit Bridge  My Holiday by Charles de Boos – 1861  Shark-proof pools at Manly on the Harbourside  Dad's Fishing Shack At Long Reef  Historic Photographers Of Pittwater: Harold 'Caz' Cazneaux 1878 - 1953 Roads To Pittwater: The Mona Vale Road  My Singing Story Barrenjoey High School's 50th Year: History Notes + The Original Barrenjoey School  A Bunch Of Wildflowers: Historical Spring September Songs  Camden-Campbelltown Hospitals & Carrington Convalescent Hospital: A Mona Vale-Frenchs' Forest Hospitals Comparison With Pittwater History Links The Newport School: 1888 to 2018  A Visit to Bungan Castle by ABHS Roads In Pittwater: The Barrenjoey Road Remembrance Day 2018 - Pittwater Veterans WWI 100 Years From Armistice Day 1918  Filmed in Pittwater: A Sentimental Reprise + Narrabeen  Roads In Pittwater: The Bay View Road  The NSW Women's Legal Status Bill 1918: How The 'Petticoat Interference In Government' Came Of Age - A 100 Years Celebration Of Women Alike Our Own Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson Scott Brewster Dillon: A Tribute - He Did It His Way  Pittwater Summer Houses: Rocky Point and Elvina Bay -  A Place Of  Holiday Songs and Operas In Ventnor, Fairhaven, Trincomalee and Maritana    Remains Of Captain Matthew Flinders Discovered: Links with Bungaree of Broken Bay   Isabella Jessie Wye MBE OAM (Isa)  Off To School In 2019 Quicker Than 104 Years Ago  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: Charles Bayliss  Harold Nossiter's Classic Yachts  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Scotland Island  Art Deco Inspirations In Palm Beach: The Palladium Dance-Hall, Cafe And Shop - The Surf Pavilion - The Beacon Store  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your Name - Newport Beach  Professor Christopher John Brennan: A Poet Of Newport Beach  M.V. Reliance Turns 100  Avalon Beach Historical Society March 2019 Meeting: Focus On Trappers Way   Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Clareville  Photographers of Early Pittwater: Henry King Photographers Of Early Pittwater: David 'Rex' Hazlewood Richard Hayes Harnett - First Commodore Of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Designer Of The Yacht 'Australian' - Based On The Lines Of A Mackerel  Pittwater Summer Houses: Waiwera and Hopton Lodge, Bayview The Sirius Circumnavigation (1935-1937): Nossiter Trio Make Australian Sailing History  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Avalon Beach  Were Manly's Statues, Smashed For Road Ballast, Sculpted By Achille Simonetti?   Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Warriewood  Avalon Beach Historical Society June 2019 Meeting  Flint and Steel Guesthouse    Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - 'Green Hills', Elanora Heights, and Ingleside  Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians Added To UNESCO Memory Of The World Register - The Missing Pages Restored  RPAYC To Host 100th Year Of The Scandinavian Gold Cup and 5.5m Worlds In January 2020 - some Etchells Worlds and Gold Cup on Pittwater History  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name: Mona Vale  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Bungan  Shark Meshing 2018/19 Performance Report + Historical Pittwater Shark Notes  Anthony Thomas Ruskin Rowe, Spitfire Pilot (1919 To 1943) - Who Defended Darwin And His Mate: An Avalon Beach And Pittwater Hero  Newport Surf Club Celebrates 110 Years On October 19, 2019 - A Few Club Firsts  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Bilgola  Tram Memorabilia - Historic Daylight Run For Sydney Light Rail Begins 80 Years After Last Tram To Narrabeen Closed  Historic Insights From The Australian National Maritime Museums 1890 Pitt Water 'Era' Yacht Collection: The Basin Regattas  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Coaster's Retreat and The Basin Samuel Wood Postcards of Pittwater and Manly  Bilgola SLSC Celebrates 70 Years: Anecdotes from Early Members

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