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Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater 

The Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater (ASGMWP) - Profile

ASG - MWP Public Meeting 14.11.11: Misinformation and the media by Neil Evers A Night To Remember by Neil Evers

ASGMWP Tribal Warrior Evening by Michael Mannington  Laurie Bimson's Marinated Kangaroo Recipe

The Story of Bob Waterer and his Family 1803-2010 By Nan Bosler   Meeting Bob Waterer and Nan Bosler

Bob Waterer Profile  Neil Evers Profile  8th Bush To Beach at South Narrabeen SLSC by Michael Mannington

Live Life Loudly - Guringai Festival 2013 Begins with Positivity - NT Intervention Discussion and Cathy Freeman and Preston Campbell attend Peninsula Schools Gift of 'Play' to fellow schoolchildren

ASGMWP - Sorry Day 2013  Peninsula CommUNITY of Schools Art Exhibition

Northside Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition by S Evers and Michael Mannington

2014 Guringai Festival - “Wellness and Wellbeing for all People”       Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial 

Guringai Festival 2015 – Pittwater Events

Guringai Festival 2016 – Pittwater Events: May 29 to July 11

Bungaree was Flamboyant by Neil Evers

Sarah A. Biddy Lewis and Martha Catherine Benns Pittwater Matriarchs

Moon Rock Declared An Aboriginal Place - Photos of by Neil Evers + Garden Island dedicating a park to King Bungaree on November 26 + Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Forum on November 28 on expansion of Narrabeen Lagoon catchment parklands and Narrabeen State Park

Guringai Festival 2017: Pittwater and Surrounds Events 

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Front Page Issue 335Bad News Story Turns Into GREAT News Story: Sacred Ochre At South Avalon Beach To Be Retained Through Immediate Positive Actions

Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Community Club Grants 2017

The Initial “Ride For Aboriginal Peoples”: January 26, 2018 - join in 2019's run!

Budawa Aboriginal Signage Group

Budawa Sign Unveiled: The First In A Series To Be Installed Here - A striking new piece of signage at Mona Vale Library that honours thousands of years of Aboriginal history and cultural diversity was unveiled at a ceremony on Monday 9th of April, 2018, with more than two hundred members of the local community and visitors in attendance. Addresses and pictures.

National Reconciliation Week 2018 + NAIDOC Week 2018: Local Events, Commemorations And Celebrations

NAIDOC Week 2018 - Local Celebrations And Some From Further Afield: ASGMWP Monday July 9th at Mona Vale hosts 'Aboriginal Rock Engravings', Guest speaker Ian Jacobs

Why We Should Remember Boorong, Bennelong’s Third Wife, Who Is Buried Beside Him by Meredith Lake, Honorary Associate, Department of History, University of Sydney

From Palm Beach To Pasadena: Mick Glasheen's Drawing On The Land - GARIGAL COUNTRY Opens - December 2018

Alwyn Doolan’s Message Stick Walk Brings Reconciliation Ideals To Pittwater

Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater 2019 Festival:  Program of Events

Adriaan van der Wallen Articles

Front Page Issue 290 - Whale leap off Palm Beach
Front Page Issue 301 - Summer in Pittwater 
Front Page Issue 322 - Big Winter Swell Rolls In: Dawn at Avalon Beach
Front Page Issue 323 - Palm Beach Reflected
Front Page Issue 359: Swell Building
Front Page Issue 394: Barrenjoey Fisherman
Front Page Issue 403: Afternoon Blues
Front Page Issue 407: Avalon Winter Crystal
Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal/Old Log Rally 2018 by Palmy Longboarders, Fiona Roberts, Adriaan van der Wallen
Pittwater Pathways by Adriaan van der Wallen, Christine Hopton, Marita Macrae and John Illingsworth

Pictures Issue 337 November 2017: Pittwater: A Very Aquatic Life! -  Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal - Old Log Rally 2017

Winter School Holidays 2018 Fun: Issue 368 Pictorial by Adriaan van der Wallen

Adrian Boddy Articles

Adrian Boddy Profile  Traudi Line Profile

Adrian Boddy's Bird Backyard King Parrots in Our Front Yards

Out of the Ashes by Adrian Boddy Val Harrold — Artist and Sculptor by Adrian Boddy

The Mopoke or Tawny Frogmouth  For Children - A little bit about these birds, an Australian Mopoke Fairy Story from 91 years ago, some poems and more - photo by Adrian Boddy

Japan : Australian Perspectives 6 May 2015-24 May 2015 at the Incinerator Art Space, sample of works by Pittwater photographer Adrian Boddy and date/s for talk by same gentleman and other participants

JAPAN: AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES  by Adrian Boddy: an insight into Adrian's inspirations, where they began and why this transmutes into even how his works will be displayed

Avalon Art Carnival: A Visual Celebration  Avalon Market Day Dog Show 2015 + Front Page Issue 241  

A Body of Work - Photographs by Adrian BoddyA major new exhibition will open July 18th featuring one of Pittwater's best photographers. This collection of photographs charting a life's journey as seen through a lens. 10 screens scrolling over 300 images of landscapes, fauna and portraits fill the space with haunting beauty; Wednesday 18 July 2018 - Sunday 2 December 2018 This Issue Adrian shares a collection of short essays, written to compliment the final curatorial selection

ANZAC Day In Pittwater

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2012   ANZAC Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013  ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 - Dawn Service and Commemorative Service and Address at Avalon Beach R.S.L Club

ANZAC Day 2014 Commemorative Services at Avalon Beach RSL - Dawn Service and 11am March and Service Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

Anzac Day 2016 Address - Services - Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar - Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2018 

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2019: Commemorative Services and Activities from south to north - events lists

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2019 - Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch Address by Jennifer Wittwer CSM RAN Rtd.

Pictorials: ANZAC Day 2012  ANZAC Day 2013  ANZAC Day 2014  ANZAC Day 2015  ANZAC Day 2016 ANZAC Day 2017 Anzac Day 2018  ANZAC Day 2019

100 Years 100 Boats – Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates April 19th, 2015 at Warriewood: transcription of Governor of New South Wales' Address and ANZAC CENTENARY PROLOGUE by Mr. Bill Hardman

Front Page Issue 159 Front Page Issue 160 Front Page Issue 188 Front Page Issue 210 Front Page Issue 211

Warringah Rugby Club Signs Up To United We Stand - Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes commended Warringah Rugby Club for signing up to United We Stand, a NSW Government initiative which encourages sporting clubs to participate in local Centenary of Anzac activities.

Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates ANZAC Centenary Commemoration 2015+ 100 Years 100 Boats Anzac Beach Memorial + Pittwater RSL's Centenary Poppy Wall + The first ANZAC Commemorations

Front Page Issue 210ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates, Sunday 19th of April 2015 - Warriewood for ANZAC Week 

The Landing at Anzac Cove 24th April, 1915 - Fateful decisions and lost opportunity by David James (CR.)

ANZAC COVE (ARI BURNU) 25 April, 1997 by George Repin - Issue 210

ANZAC Day 2015: - Three Generations will be Marching at Avalon Beach this year to Honour Three Generations who served:  The GEE Family Are Proud of Our Service to Australia by V Gee

Poems About Gallipoli from 1915 - for 2015 Centenary

For Anzac Day 2016: The Porter Family of Newport: Five Brother Soldiers Serve in WWI +  Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags: Handmade Comfort from Home for Aussie Service men and women Currently Serving Overseas: you can help!

2017 Pre Anzac Day Profiles: Walter (Wal) Williams  John Seaton MBE  William (Bill) Fitzgerald OAM 

Richard Harwin Nossiter DSC OAM - 2019 Pre Anzac Day Profile

Aquatics 

R-Marine Riley RMYC 2014 Pittwater Festival - Events Overview

The High Cost of Dredging the Future (look West Barrier Reef) and Marine Nation 2025

Pilbara Region Marine Health Check by CSIRO

Surfboat Shoot-out - Pittwater Festival Launch Event by Dennis O'Toole

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the Arrival of the Mal or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Fitzgibbon's charm offensive creates unique opportunity by Di Pearson

Go Fast Cigarette Boat Visits Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay

Australian Dolphins Employ Sponges to Go Fishing - It's All in the Blood! by UNSW

5,000 Gear Up for Iconic Surf Life Saving Competition - The Aussies 2014  by SLS Australia + The Original Reports from the March 1915 1st Australian Carnival at Bondi and the 1953 one at Newport Beach

The Evolution of Powered Surf Craft In New South Wales by Roper Lars Scott (Buster) Brown Q.C.B.C. 

The Prison Hulk Success - (1891) Article

50 Years of Girls at Bell's - Another Easter Tide to Consider

The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gows Tom Thumb 'Canoe'

The BIG TOW - April 2014 by Adam Digby and Jacqueline Andronicus

Vanity is Killing Our Oceans and All In Them - No More Microbeads

Palm Beach Ferry Rides to the Western Shores of Pittwater on the Myra - 2014 - Pittwater Wharves

Palm Beach Ferry Rides - The Ferry to Wagstaffe and Ettalong - 2014

Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage to Engage Island Earth World Environment Day 2014

RMYC Multihull Division Celebrate 21st Year at Annual Prizegiving by Alan Brand

Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay - Grand Opening of Lounge Bar by Sally Bacon

Landing Practice Incidents on HMS Ravager 1943-44 Framed Photographs Picture

Port Jackson's Pleasure Fleets - No 1 and 2 (1907) - Ancient and Modern

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets 3 and 4 By LANYARD (1907) - 24-footers, the Advent of Sailing Schnapper Boats in Races to and from Barrenjoey

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets - 5 and 6: The Building of Ships, Intercolonial Races, 22 Footers, 18 Footers and Mr Mark Foy

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets -  7 and 8: Steam Yachts, Nights Under Barrenjoey and the Development of Classes in Racing Yachts

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets 9 and 10: Small Fry, 16, 18 and 20 Footers and the Revolution of Luxurious Auxiliary Motor Yachts

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets No:11 and 12: Clubs, Flags and the Advantages of Sailing

The Good Ship Packham - Part I

The Good Ship Packham Part II

Bayview's Team Windcraft Offers Amazing Grace - A Hanse 345 to Support Sailors With DisABILITIES

Christmas Comes Early for Sailors with disAbilities Thanks to Windcraft Raffle

Sandy Menzies Elected President of Newport SLSC

Regional Boating Plan Draft Launched For Community Comment

The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - A Definitive Reference and Data Base - Launched

New South Wales Pioneer Photographer and Photographs Milson's Point in 1854 by Robert Hunt

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 2014-15 Sailing Season Opening Day

Australia's Waters Are Full of Plastic, and We Put it There: CSIRO Report published this week:  Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife

Pittwater Sailors and Clubs Participate in Bart's Bash 2014 - Guinness World Record Set for The Largest Sailing Race in the World

Royal Motor Yacht Club Mutlihull Divisions Lock Crowther Regatta 2014 Honours Australian Pioneer of Multihull Yacht Design

Front Page Issue 183 - Palm Beach Wharf Upgrades Begin

Palm Beach Wharf Upgrade October 2014

The State of the Beaches Report 2013- 2014

Opening of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay 88th Boating Season 2014-2015

Marine Estate Bill 2014 Introduced Into NSW Parliament

Don McManus - 55 Years In Surf Boats - 'The Don' of Rowing & Sweeping

ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy Awarded To Australian David Kellett AO

Painting the Bollards at Avalon Beach SLSC

Michael King - 43 Seasons in Surfboats

RPAYC's Milly Bennett Skippers the First All Female Team to Victory - HARKEN 2014 Youth Match Racing by Stephen Collopy

Star Performance Seals Blackmores MC38 Open Win by Lisa Ratcliff

Blinder for Farr 40 newcomer by Lisa Ratcliff

The Gun Patrol of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club! - A Short History by Roger Sayers

A Salty Tale of the Kathleen Gillett A Small Reminder and Celebration of Our 70th Sydney to Hobart by A J Guesdon

Pittwater Sailors First, Second and Fourth So Farr in 70th Sydney to Hobart

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Ocean Race 2015 by Lisa Ratcliff

The Little Bugler boy saved by the first Australian-born Captain of the Royal Australian Navy - Aboukir WWI

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race prizewinners confirmed by Lisa Ratcliff

Ropers Lars Scott Brown Q.C.B.C. (Buster) Memorial Service - Tribute to a Waterman Extraordinaire by Eric Brown Family, Charlie Chicka Kuhn (South Curl Curl SLSC), David Harrison (Life Member Marine Rescue Broken Bay) and Brian Friend OAM QCBC - Retired Water Police

Palm Beach SLSC's Brats, Brutes and Bruisers Carnival 2015 -  the annual fun carnival for members of one of our oldest clubs

Sea-Change; Young Life Savers Participate In Exchange Program - Aidan Clark Bungan Beach,  Aimee Clarke South Narrabeen, and Clive Cooper Palm Beach - from SLS NSW

World Whale Day 2015 at Mona Vale SLSC

Broken Bay Marine Rescue Vessels Maintained Thanks to Pittwater RSL Community Club Grants Program

Sydney 38 Championships 2015 - Hosted by RPAYC by Lisa Ratcliff

Concerns Over On Water Speed Regulations at Middle Harbour by John Vaughan

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015 Age Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina

2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina - Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs!

NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2015

Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve: An Eco Treasure

Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

New junior series at Sail Port Stephens by Lisa Ratcliff

Walk the Plank On 'NOTORIOUS' at RMYC Broken Bay

100 Years 100 Boats Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself

The Quiet Revolution Or Making Waves? by Roger Sayers

Champion International Sailors Return To Inspire Objective Future Champion Sailors at RPAYC  

Harbour Trust wins another prestigious heritage award; for the Excavation, Conservation, Reconstruction and Interpretation of the Cockatoo Island Solitary Confinement Cell  + Cockatoo Island  History from the pages of yesterday 

Fitzgibbon and Tesch Clinch Gold at Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik  

Sydney’s First Natatorium (Indoor Swimming Baths)  

RPAYC members excel at Australasian Etchells Championships by Jill Connell

New faces in pivotal roles for MC38 Winter Regatta by Lisa Ratcliff

R Marine Riley Tasmania Experience: leaves Sydney (NSW) on December 27

RPAYC members shine at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland: Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin - Gold!

RMYC MULTIHULL DIVISION ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING by Alan Brand

Sea Birds off the Pittwater Coast: Albatross, Gannet, Skau

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards of Excellence 2015 by SLS SNB

Pittwater Sailors in Queensland Youth Week: Decides 2015 Australian Sailing Youth Team - 29er: Kurt Hansen - Jim Colley, Hobie 16: Shaun Connor- Sophie Renouf

Waterhouse/Darmanin win Silver at Nacra17 World Championships - in Aarhus, Denmark 

Front Page Issue 222: PBSC + RPAYC Sailors Triumph

RMarine Riley Hosts Pre Sydney International Boat Show at The Quays, Bayview: Saturday July 25th, 2015

Wild Oats XI and Raggamuffin 100 In Iconic 48th Transpacific Trade Wind Race: WILD OATS XI WINS MERLIN TROPHY

Pittwater students take Hollywood by 'storm': Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre has been working closely with local schools to engage and educate them on stormwater education - Mini eco-film project

The Currawong: Classic Yacht

The Inaugural Sydney Harbour & Coast Walk A Year On: Inspirational Invitation to Enjoy Sydney’s Coastal Walks by Phil Jenkins OAM and John Illingsworth

Pittwater Sailors Among 339 Set For Second Olympic Test Event in Rio: Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin + Front Page Issue 227

Sydney Park Water Reuse Project:  Wetlands and wildlife thrive thanks to Captured Stormwater-Great Green Ideas  

Rare Nautilus Sighted For the First Time in Three Decades off of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea by James Urton, University of Washington

Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050 by CSIRO

Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 Report Released this Week: Understanding the world’s oceans more essential than ever to secure the future of our planet - read in full online here

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club Wins  2015 3-Way Fishing Competition by Paul Sinclair

El Niño and La Niña will exacerbate coastal hazards across entire PacificNew Study states there may be severe beach erosion along the New South Wales coast

Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis Win Silver Medal at 2015 Nacra 17 European Championship

State of the Beaches 2014-2015 - Northern Beaches of Sydney

The 'Coutas Are Coming! by Lisa Ratcliff

Yachting Australia Awards 2015: Pittwater Sailors Nominees and Finalists

RPAYC's Team Leagues Crew Win 2nd Prize in 2015 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race: RPAYC's Team Tiger Racing gains great experience

Yachting Australia Awards 2015: Female Sailor of the Year, Sailor of the Year with a Disability and Lifetime Achievement  Some of Pittwater's Finest Recognised

Rare Speartooth Sharks Caught and Tagged in Cape York - First Ever Adults - by CSIRO

HARKEN International Youth Match Racing 2015: hosted by RPAYC - Day 1, 2, 3 and 4 Reports by Stephen Collopy 

Dan Fitzgibbons and Liesl Tesch Have Great Opening Day at 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne  

Congratulations Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin: Selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Team - Sailing Nacra 17  

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs fleet surges before entries close (December 15) by Lisa Ratcliff

Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Pittwater to Coffs 2016 - the winners and challenges + the infamous 'squid incident'! reports by Lisa Ratcliff

A Marine Escapade by Robyn McWilliam

Palm Beach SLSC’s Brats Brutes Bruiser’s Carnival 2016

Timber Heritage Surfboats Require Storage or Museum Home: 1947 N & E Towns + 1971 Bill Clymer by Kim Marsh

MC38 Australian Championship 2016 Hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by Lisa Ratcliff

SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES Branch JUNIOR Surf Lifesaving Carnival PALM BEACH February 2016 - results and pictures (courtesy Richard Cole - Pres. Avalon Beach SLSC) Plus: Results

Bungan’s Holly Wawn, Avoca’s  Wade Carmichael Win Komunity Project Great Lakes NSW Pro Surf Series - report and Photos by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Sailability NSW stages Presidents Cup regatta to mark 20th Anniversary by Graeme Adam

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Age Championships 2016 

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Surf Boats Championships 2016 and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wrap  

Rock Pools: Adventure Grounds for the Young and Those Now Grown by Adriaan van der Wallen

2016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge Hosted by SLS NSW

‘Feather Map of Australia’: Citizen scientists can support the future of Australia's wetland birds: for Birdwatchers, school students and everyone who loves our estuarine and lagoon and wetland birds

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – the Aussies 2016

Australia's New Ice-breaker and the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Plan  

The Basin, Pittwater: A Reprise: Historical Records and Pictures   

IRB Season 2016 Takes Flight - SLS NSW Report, pictures and Progressive Point Score after Round One 

Coral Reefs Updates: Nemo May Be Lost- Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems May Be  Potential 'Lifeboats'- Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce Final Report  Studies Released May 24-25, 2016

Coastal Management Bill 2016 Passes 

Successful Summer For Sydney Lifeguards: Pittwater Statistics by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

MC38 Winter Regatta 2016 on Pittwater - Hosted by RPAYC - by Lisa Ratcliff

Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Replaces Coffs Race In 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff- RPAYC

RMYC Multihull Division 2016 Presentation Evening by Alan Brand, RMYC Multihulls Race Secretary

Matthew Hastie Named Pittwater’s Top Lifeguard from SLS NSW

2016 Ocean & Earth NSW State School Titles - Surfing by Surfing NSW

Governor's Cup 2016: RPAYC Team Awarded Sportsmanship Trophy

Surfing (and Skateboarding) to be Official Olympic Sports from Tokyo 2020: A Dynamic 2020 Vision for Future Sports by IOC and Surfing NSW

Surf Life Saving NSW Awards Of Excellence 2016 - Local Awardees

Our Silver Medallist Sailors - Rio 2016 Olympics - Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes Of Old

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Opens 150th Sailing Season - The Sesquicentennial Year

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team: Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - overview, articles from World Sailing on whom they're up against and Opening Ceremony Vid.

Australian Life Saving Team At World Life Saving Championships 2016 - by SLSA and Newport SLSC President

Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season: Raising of the Flags Ceremony 20162016 Surf Life Saving New South Wales Coastal Safety Report by SLSNSW

BL's Blast Off 2016 - report, pictures, links to albums

Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta 2016 Results by Alan Brand and A J Guesdon

Couta Week Returns To Pittwater by Lisa Ratcliff

Next Phase For The Farr 40s (Pittwater One Design Trophy: 17-18 December 2016) by Lisa Ratcliff

Artists, Scientists And Children Celebrate Restoration Of Underwater Forests by UNSW - follow up on Palm Beach Seaweed Contributes to Reef Restoration - Bald Reef Gets New Growth With Seaweed Transplant by UNSW  Ran in Issue 146 - January 2014

MC38 Summer Series Championship: Act 2 by Lisa Ratcliff

2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships: hosted by RPAYC by Stephen Collopy

2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships At RPAYC by Stephen Collopy - the regatta reports and results

PBSC Bullets Regatta 50th Anniversary - results and wrap by Michael Henman

Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Length Draws Keen Skippers by Lisa Ratcliff

Sailing World Cup 2016 Final In Melbourne - Pittwater Sailors Bring Home More Medals

Jubliees Come To Pittwaterthe Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in 1938 and Huntingfield Cup of 1946 and 2017

Pittwater To Southport Yacht Race 2017 by Stephen Collopy and Lisa Ratcliff

International Etchells 2017 Australian Championship Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by Stephen Collopy and Lisa Ratcliff

North Narrabeen Hosts Rip Curl GromSearch National Final: The Triumphant! by Surfing NSW

World Wetlands Day 2017: the 20th Year - February 2nd is World Wetlands Day each year, commenced in 1997 as a way to raise awareness of these vital ecosystems - this Thursday, get in a Pittwater wetland!

Up the River by Robyn McWilliam

Youth Development & Intermediate Youth Development Programs at RPAYC - 2017 Training Program is now OPEN and EOI Forms available

MC38 Australian Championship, February 17-19 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with racing on Pittwater - by Lisa Ratcliff

Grommets Shine At The 2017 Australian Open Of Surfing At Manly by Surfing NSW

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2017 by Di Pearson, photos by Andrea Francolini

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections - That bridge across the harbour turns 85 today, Sunday March 19th. The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an Online Exhibition and we've compiled a few insights too.

New Life Members Honoured At 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships: Garry Andrew (Dee Why SLSC and Copacabana SLSC) Terry Aldridge (North Curl Curl SLSC and Black Head SLSC) Rhonda Lycett (Mona Vale SLSC) Rod McDonagh (South West Rocks SLSC) Craig Susans (Queenscliff SLSC) and ...

Aussies 2017: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Sail Port Stephens 10th Anniversary Regatta: Classic Yachts and Classic Sailing - Some great reports by Lisa Ratcliff

The Caley Wetlands QLD. - Going, Going...GONE   - Adani Abbot Point coal loading facility given licence to kill nationally important wetland

Six New SUP Surfing Champions Crowned At Ocean & Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival - Marty Cole (Newport), Tammy Montgomery (Elanora Heights) and Steven Piper (Narrabeen) among place-winners by Surfing NSW

Inaugural Lifeline Classic An Investment In Waves Of Hope For Everyone's Loved Ones 

Whale Migration Season Commences: tips on how to enjoy a whale watching experience - ORRCA Humpback Whale Migration Census Day 2017: Sunday June 25th

Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

Palm Beach Sailing Club 2016/2017 Season

An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914 by The Father of the Pittwater Regatta, John Roche - 1930 + Extras

IRB Season Heats Up by Surf Life Saving NSW

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise 2018 Regatta Entry Now Open

NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Marine Bluewater Series Prepares Sailors For Competitive Ocean Racing by Stephen Collopy

RPAYC's Nexba For Melbourne To Osaka Double-Handed Crusade by Lisa Ratcliff

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Oldies And YD Combine On Le Billet by Lisa Ratcliff

Shifting Storms To Bring Extreme Waves, Damage To Once Placid Areas - new UNSW Water Research Laboratory study: “If you have waterfront property or infrastructure that has previously been sheltered from the impacts of extreme waves, this is worrying news” said Mitchell Harley, lead author and a senior research associate at UNSW’s Water Research Laboratory (WRL). “What this study confirms, is that simply by changing direction, storms can be many times more devastating. And that’s what we’re facing in many locations as the climate continues to change.”

2017 Pantaenius Newport To Coffs Coast Yacht Race Entries Now Open by RMYC BB

Kialoa II’s Revival At 47th Rolex Fastnet Race by Lisa Ratcliff - Elvina Bay resident Paddy Broughton and a superlative crew are racing in this prestigious old race, starts Sunday August 6th

Plymouth Revisited for Owners of the Classic 1963 Built Kialoa II 

Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS And Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s from and by Kathyrn Ryan

Leopard Seal On Bungan Beach: Please Maintain At Least 40 Metres From Seals That Come Ashore At This Time Of Year

Nautical Treasure In Suburbia by Roger Wickins - is there a better place for the housing of this artwork celebrating Claude Chouls?, last of the last of our WWI Veterans

NSW To Stage The First-Ever Couta Boat Nationals Outside Victoria by Lisa Ratcliff

Step Two For Kialoa II by Lisa Ratcliff & Marina Johnson

Freemantle To Pittwater And On To Paradise With Stealth by Lisa Ratcliff

Put On Your Sailing Shoes: Pittwater's 2017-2018 Sailing Season

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff 

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 151st Opening Day For The 2017-18 Sailing Season 

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Wahu on Northern Beaches This Weekend by Surfing NSW

Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed - from Office of MP for Pittwater, Rob Stokes + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta - Rikki's New Aussie Adventure by Lisa Ratcliff

State Of The Beaches 2016-2017: Northern Sydney (Pittwater To Manly) 

MC38s Draw Record Fleet And A Bevy Of Superstars: Summer Series Act 1 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff

Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club by Lisa Ratcliff

Operation Crayweed October 2017 Update: Success As North Bondi Restoration Works Produce Next Generation Of Crayweed - Also This Week: Green Globe Award For UNSW SIMs Operation Crayweed Project by Wendy Frew UNSW - Visit: Palm Beach Seaweed Contributes To Reef Restoration - Bald Reef Gets New Growth With Seaweed Transplant - Issue 146, 2014 and Artists, Scientists And Children Celebrate Restoration Of Underwater Forests - Issue 287, 2016

The Admiral’s Cup Anniversary Regatta on Sydney Harbour Will Celebrate First Australian Win of 1967

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Wins Leg 1 Of The Volvo Ocean Race!

Australian Sailing Awards 2017: The Winners - Also: Australian Sailing Hall Of Fame Inducts Olympians, Paralympians, America’s Cup Champions and Ocean Racers; local sailing legends!

Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’s: November 1 is the start of Movember - by Lisa Ratcliff

Pittwater: A Very Aquatic Life! Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal - Old Log Rally 2017, North Avalon Surfriders Association  Vs. Newport Plus Boardriders in the 'Battle of Bends 2017, SLS SNB and Palm Beach SLSC Hosts Fast Fives, RPAYC Hosts Opti Chicks Weekend; Speakers Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot

2017 Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta: Hosted By The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Wednesday 22 November to Sunday 26 November 2017 - Eligible Skippers Finalised! 

2018 Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Entries Closing December 1st, 2017 - Blink And You Might Miss The Entry Cut-Off by Lisa Ratcliff

MC38 2017-18 On Pittwater: Hooley Dooley: Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series First Day by Lisa Ratcliff

25th Anniversary Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Pittwater by Lisa Ratcliff

2017 Surf Dive n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Culburra Beach by Surfing NSW

Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team Announced

The 2017 Sydney to Hobart: Classics, Supermaxis, an All Women Crew and an Invictus Games 2018 Prelude, the Ashes on Water Test + Some Pittwater Sailors

Palm Beach Walkway and Landscape Plans Misses A Few Consult, Coastal Study and Historic Storm Marks - Boardwalk Wipeout

Frantic Double Back For Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta by Lisa Ratcliff

Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report

A Broken Boom Could Not Stop An Emotional Return For Kialoa II by Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR

NOPSEMA Acceptance Decision for Seismic Testing off Newcastle and Central Coast Paves Way for Gas Exploration in our Waters

Frantic Digs Deep To Take Line Honours In The Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta 2018

Rip Curl GromSearch Pres. by Flight Centre National Final from Surfing NSW + great Action photos  by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

Surfing Australia Completes Historic Olympic Readiness Camp - North Narrabeen surfer Cooper Chapman along with Matt Wilkinson (Copacabana), Adrian Buchan (Avoca Beach) and Wade Carmichael (Avoca Beach) have attended Surfing Australia's highly successful three-day Olympic Readiness Camp as the journey toward the Tokyo 2020 games ramped up this week in Northern New South Wales at the Hurley Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC) 

Woody Point Yacht Club's 2018 Putt-Putt Regatta

Avalon Sailing Club Hosts Pittwater Leg Of Australia Day Regatta 2018

A Long Weekend ON Pittwater: January 2018 by Peta Wise, Neil Johnston, Jools Farrell, Penny Gleen, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, Avalon Sailing Club, Woody Point Yacht Club, Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches

RPAYC Women Skippers In 2018 Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta

Local Sailors Excell At 2018 World Cup Series Miami: More Medals For Olympians Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, first hitout for Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot in 49er in World Cup events

Marcus Blackmore's Ammonite Wins The 2018 New Zealand Millennium Cup - on Australia Day 2018!

2017/18 Hobie 14, Hobie 16, Women and Youth State Titles hosted by Palm Beach Sailing Club - Day 1 

Clare Costanzo WINS Hardy Cup 2018: First Female Skipper - First All Female Team To Take Out Prestigious Match Racing Event

Tiny Turtle Hatching Time At Warriewood Wetlands: Also - Get Involved With Frog ID! or Apply for a Restoration Grant

Coastal Connection Key To Conservation: Connecting the Chinese community with the coast was the theme behind an interactive rock pool walk at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve recently

Spotted On Pittwater: Michelle Lee's Different World's Canoe: This Lady is Getting Ready To Row Solo Across The Atlantic - Fundraiser at The Quays Marina, Bayview on March 24th

Change As Good As A Holiday For Young Lifesavers: City to Country and Country to City Exchange Program - Hamish Christie (Long Reef SLSC), selected to represent NSW at the Annual Lifeguard Exchange in New Zealand next month - from Surf Life Saving NSW

Tiny Membrane Makes Sydney Harbour "Drinkable": New Graphair Technology Has Potential To Save Lives Worldwide - from CSIRO

2018 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships Results for Surfboats and Masters - photos by Bill Sheridan

2018 Interstate Surfboat Championships, Trans-Tasman Test And Navy ASRL Open: Results, Winners Snaps and Wraps - Reports by Surf Life Saving NSW and Navy ASRL. Photos by Avalon Beach SLSC, Surf Life Saving NSW, Navy ASRL, Julie Hegarty and Bill Sheridan, 2018

Naming Faceless Fish From The Australian Eastern Abyss from CSIRO

Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. At Manly: 24th of February to 4th of March - bringing top level, international surfing back to the historic and iconic Manly Beach in 2018; over 20 countries will be represented in local, junior and World Surf League Qualifying Series 6000 events. The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will also host a number of off-beach activations and festivities that will be centralised around the Corso area for the whole family

Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. At Manly: 2018 - Full Reports

2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships Masters and Opens Competitions: Newport Cleans Up Competition in Opens

Pittwater's Jimmy Spithill Joins Luna Rossa Challenge For 2021 America's Cup In NZ -  James’ first interview since the news broke

Community Rally Against Seismic Testing Off Newcastle States: 'No Gasfield Off Newcastle and The Central Coast!'

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & ACT Optimist Championship heads to RPAYC: by Brendon Rourke

Seismic Testing Off Our Coasts Set To Blast Early Migrating Whales and Newcastle Fishermen's 'Farm'

Bilgola SLSC Salutes Bruce Robertson's 76 Years Of Service: Lifesaving Legend and Australia's Oldest Active Member Hangs Up His Patrol Cap

Alyse Saxby Set To Sail At 2018 Special Olympics National Games In Adelaide (April 16-20) - final hitout at Combined Australian Hansa Class Championships over Easter weekend + Pittwater's own Allan Jones is now the current Hansa 2.3 State Champion!

Lifesavers Welcome Rock Fishing Announcement: Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the second stage of the Rock Fishing Safety Act made in Sydney on Friday morning. Following the completion of a 12-month trial of mandatory lifejackets in the Randwick Local Government Area, coastal councils can now opt-in to make the legislation active in their area.

2019 Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta First Entry: Nexba Racing! by Lisa Ratcliff

Aussies 2018: Great Local results

Ducks Away As Lifesavers Gear Up For IRB Season 2018: Bilgola and Mona Vale Entering For First Time by SLS NSW

Let There Be Whales! + Five facts about mother whales and their calves + National Parks deals for whale watching season + ORCCA Whale count 2018

IRB Season 2018 Throttles Up At Stockton Beach: Round 1 Results + Bungan Beach SLSC Christens New IRB - The Col Rae

New Zealand Has Its Own Population Of Blue Whales: New study

Manly Dam Had The Highest Concentration Of Neurotoxin BMAA In Testing For Study: BMAA Links With Neurodegenerative Diseases by Brendan Main, PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney

World Sailing Launches Into The Digital World With The Inaugural ESailing World Championship

Rubber Ducky Racers Soar At Round 2: 2018 NSW IRB Premiership Season by Surf Life Saving NSW

World Environment Day And World Oceans Day 2018 June 5th & 8th - For An Aquatic Community Beating Plastic Pollution Is Essential: If You Can't Reuse It - Refuse It! + Become an Ocean Friendly business

Over 30% Decline In Fish Catches In Australian Waters: New Study Finds 

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

Pittwater Winter Regatta Incorporating The NSW 2.4mR Class Championships Hosted By Sailability Crystal Bay  + Invictus Games Training Sessions To Be Held On Pittwater This Week

Caves Beach Claim 2018 IRB Premiership Series: Skills Practiced in Winter Keep Our Beaches Safer in Summer

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2018: all the recognitions + a lot else!

2018 NSW Sharkskin IRB State Championship: Avalon Beach and Newport SLSC's among Medal winners

Living Ocean’s Community Celebrate Living A Plastic Free Life!: Next Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - on Avalon Beach and at Barranjoey High School

Top Aussie Athletes Dominate Prestigious Hawaiian Event (Molokai 2018: Newport!) by Surf Life Saving NSW

Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 – Denmark: Australian Sailors Secure Qualification Places For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Marine Parks Phase 3 Consultation Commences: Local Changes Details - from Lion Island to Barrenjoey, Narrabeen, Long Reef, Manly and Chowder Bay at Mosman

The 2018 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence - Avalon Beach SLSC named Club of the Year, Nigel Penn (Bilgola SLSC) awarded President's Medal

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Series 2018-19 Kicks Off: Event 1 by Surfing NSW

Surfers and Lifesavers Reach Historic Agreement: MOU Signed At NSW 2018 Board Riding Championships + Results

Surf Life Saving Australia National Coastal Safety Report 2018 Released + SLS NSW Safety Message for upcoming Season

North Narrabeen Hosts Event Three On The Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series 2018/19 by Surfing NSW  North Steyne Boardriders have taken out the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle central qualifying event, Avoca, North Avalon and North Narrabeen claimed second, third and fourth. As a result, the top three clubs have qualified for the upcoming National Final in Newcastle. 

Bungan's Holly Wawn Surfs Solid Week At UR ISA World Surfing Games In Japan: Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Gold And Team Australia Secures Silver Medal

Flags Are Up As Surf Lifesavers Hit The Beach For The 2018/19 Patrol SeasonNSW Coastal Safety Report released by Surf Life Saving NSW

Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta 2018 - The Lock Crowther Regatta has been hosted by the RMYC since 1996 and offers multihull owners both exciting racing and cruising programs. This Labour Day long weekend is the 23rd edition of the popular regatta

Ocean Turns On a Cracker Wave for Rick Millar Memorial: Benchmark Made Permanent

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Honours The Optimistic Generation: Cycling and Sailing on Today (FREE Events) whole Programme broadcast on ABC's iView for those who missed out on tickets -Pittwater and Narrabeen links

State Of The Beaches Report 2017-2018: Barrenjoey/ Station Beach Shows Highest Level Of Animal Droppings of all Estuary Beaches, Elvina Bay Polluted After Rainfall Events - All Pittwater Coastal Beaches Rated 'Very Good' Except Warriewood and Turrimetta

NSW Sports High Schools Association And Surfing NSW Form Partnership

Living Seawall Tiles Installed On Sydney Harbour Are Turning The Habitat Tide 

NBI's Pittwater Paddle 2018 by Lisa Ratcliff

Be Water Safe this Summer

Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal/Old Log Rally 2018 by Palmy Longboarders, Fiona Roberts, Adriaan van der Wallen

Palm Beach Sailing Club's Beware The Bullets Regatta 2018Report, Results, and Pictures by Dick Clarke, Trevor Gourlay and A J Guesdon

2018 Tradies Surfmasters at Cronulla: Local Champions Crowned by Surfing NSW

Cedar Takes Out A 1st At 2018 Surf Dive ‘N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles - Jamie Thomson and Tru Starling secure placings as well - by Surfing Australia

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2019: A Chance To Get Into The Swim Of Things and Enjoy A Celebration Of Beautiful Beaches and Surf Life Saving

Palm Beach SLSC Hosts A Summer Of Surf Life Saving Carnivals

2019 Best of the Best Surf Boat Interbranch Championships - on today (Sun. Jan. 20th from 8am) at Queenscliff by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

SLSA 2019 Interstate Championships on Newport Beach this Thursday ( Jan. 24) will be live Streamed - NSW Team

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wins 2019 Interbranch Surf Boat Crown by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Important Community Event: 3D Seismic Testing Planned For Australia's East Coast - Living Ocean screening of Sonic Sea + Panel of Speakers

Future Of Streamwatch In Pittwater and Across Sydney In Doubt: Funding Ceases In June 2019 - Petition By Streamwatch Volunteers

NSW Win Interstate Surfboat Championships: Local Surf Club Crews Dominate 2019 Team Navy ASRL Finals

2019 Mothernest Great Lakes Pro. by Surfing NSW - Matt Banting and Cooper Chapman on podium

Archie's Pittwater Clean Up Fundraiser - To Install 20 Seabins On Our Estuary: Inspirational 13 year old, every $1 counts, every marina could have one (or two!)

Great News Story Of The Week - she did it!: Michelle Lee, First Australian Female To Row SOLO Across The Atlantic - this time last year Michelle was rowing around Pittwater!

A Sea Of Nippers Hit 2019 State Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW

2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships:  The 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships proudly supported by Your local club Patrol Competition and Champion Lifesaver has kicked off 10 big days of events at Swansea Belmont SLSC. The 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships  continues this weekend with the Juniors and Inclusive events and from 6-10 March with Masters and Opens. You can watch all the action from the event live on SLSNSW Facebook 

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2019 - Pittwater yacht Conspiracy wins Boat of the Day by Di Pearson

Epic Racing and A Changing Of The Guard At The International 5.5 Metre Australian Championships - hosted by RPAYC - With the impeding 5.5m World Championships to be held in the Palm Beach Circle in January 2020 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, more and more Fives are being bought and renovated and joining the Australian fleet

Vissla and Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro. runs February 27 – March 4; reports and photos so far by Surfing NSW

NSW Win Interstate Surfboat Championships: Local Surf Club Crews Dominate 2019 Team Navy ASRL Finals

Harold Nossiter's Classic YachtsHarold Nossiter Snr, Dick Nossiter and Harold Nossiter Jnr. were the first Australians to circumnavigate the globe in an Australian built yacht - the Sirius. What yachts did he own prior to the Sirius though?

Kelly Slater to Start 2019 Season at Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. + World's Best Shapers Return to Manly + Sisstrevolution to support Female Surfing at Avoca and Manly from Surfing NSW

2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Masters - Results For Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Clubs by Surf Life Saving NSW

Dee Why Rockpool To Become Isa Wye Rockpool: Naming Ceremony of March 9th, 2019

Pro Surfing to Descends on Manly2019 Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior on opening weekend of Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.  by Surfing NSW

2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Goes Off!Jordy Lawler of Narrabeen WINS!!!

Warriewood SLSC Surf Boats Carnival: End Of Season Pre-Aussies Training - Homage To Legendary Warren Molloy

2019 Australian Surfing Awards Finalists Announced - locals listed

Aussies 2019: Youth Weekend - list of local participants and some results

Youth Sailing In Pittwater: March 2019 Update - What's Been Happening At NLSC, BYRA, RPAYC, ASC and What's Coming Up For Autumn School Holidays

More Surfers Saving Swimmers Across The State: Surfers Rescue 24/7 funding commitment announced

Australian Sailing Team Prepares For Palma 2019 by Di Pearson

Funding Needed For North Sydney Olympic Pool

SLSA Australian Championships -The Aussies 2019: Masters and Opens!

Australian Sailing Team Members Heading To Medal Races At 2019 Princess Sofia Trophy: Gold Medal For Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin by Di Pearson



Pittwater's Little Penguin Colony: The Saving Of The Fairies Of Lion Island Commenced 65 Years Ago This Year - these delightful creatures continue to be seen at estuarine and coastal beaches - something to look out for and celebrate this school holidays!




Permission To Conduct Seismic Testing Off Our Beaches Sparks 'Drawing A Line In The Sand' Response At Manly 

The Sirius Circumnavigation (1935-1937): Nossiter Trio Make Australian Sailing History

Team Australia WINS The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race 2019: Rod Waterhouse, and Beau White, of Palm Beach Sailing Club and Brett White, Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club, Lake Macquarie are in 1st place!

Restoring Sydney Freshwater Wetlands, near Careel BayThis project, commenced in 2018, has removed weeds and installed a habitat corridor from the bay to the creek. The last Field Day was Saturday May 25th, when a Buff Banded Rail, the first one seen here ever, was spotted. Volunteers are still needed for maintenance and weeding along the creek - a great way for Duke of Edinburgh Award students to contribute a few hours once a month and actually get to see the changes they have made grow!

IRB 2019 Premiership Round 2 on the Central Coast by Surf Life Saving NSW

Australian Sailing Names Olympic Test Event Team For Enoshima 2019

Hat-Trick For Kiama Downs At 2019 IRB Premiership: Round 3 by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB Premiership Won & State Team Announced by Surf Life Saving New South Wales, photos by Richard Black

Sydney To Auckland Yacht Race 2021: The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce their partnership for the 1250nm Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021. The race will start on Sydney Harbour on 30th of January 2021 and finish in Auckland Harbour in time to help the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron celebrate their 150th Anniversary and enjoy the 36th Americas Cup. 

Newport SLSC Presentation Evening 2019 by Jan Proudfoot - includes President Rob Emerson's Address

Avalon Beach SLSC Australian Surf Club of the Year 2018 Award Celebration, Ava-Tri Adventure + 2019 Presentation Night

Grassroots Sport Honoured At Prestigious NSW Community Sports Awards: Avalon Beach SLSC Named The Community Club Of The Year - report by NSW Sports

Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2019 - full list

Lion Island's Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) Get Fireproof Homes - thanks to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Fix it Sisters Shed

Mackerel Beach RFB Captain Bob Mitchell Steps Down After 46 Years Of Service To The Community - words and photos courtesy Ingleside RFS

New Resuscitation Kit Handover To Northern Beaches Surf Clubs report by Surf Life Saving NSW

Winners Of The 2019 NSW/ACT State Sailing Awards Announced: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Richard Slater  recognised as Official of the Year Award, Tom Spithill the Sports Professional Award, Daniel Links is recipient of the Youth Sailor of the Year Award and Annie Wilmot and Tash Bryant are joint Female Sailor of the Year. The club was also part of the great contingent of yacht clubs that made the sailing divisions of the Invictus Games Sydney such a success - another award! 

2019 NSW School Surfing Titles Wrap Up With A Bang At Coffs Harbour + 2019 NSW Junior Titles NewsThe NSW School Surfing Titles ran this week with Cedar Leigh-Jones (Avalon) shone in the Under-16 Girls All-Stars division, taking out the division. Prior to the schools titles Narrabeen natural-footer Jamie Thomson put on an impressive display of backside surfing in the Under-18 Boys to win the NSW Junior Titles.

SLS NSW Board Riding Championships Return To Iconic North Narrabeen

Australians Secure Winners Medals In Molokai To Oahu 2019

Avalon Beach SLSC's 2019 AGM Honours Volunteers Dedication To Community by Roger Sayers and Avalon Beach SLSC

Vale Geoff Ruggles (13.11.24 - 30.7.19) by Di Pearson


DPI Shark Meshing 2018/19 Performance ReportLocal Nets Catch Turtles, a Few Sharks + Alternatives Being Tested + Historical Insights 

2019 SLS NSW Board Riding Championships at North Narrabeen: Opens and U's - Palm Beach SLSC equal 3rd

Airlie Beach Race Week: Fun for all on Pioneer Bay by Di Pearson

Pittwater's Sailing Season About To Begin: North To South Clubs Information It's time to put on your sailing shoes Pittwater- Although many of the local sailing and motor boat clubs have events year round the official Sailing and Boating 2019-2010 Season is set to launch with membership for new members, Open Days, Try Sailing and Opening of Season events scheduled over the next few weeks. This week an overview of where and how you can get amongst those salty airs and skip upon the water fantastic!

2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships: Part 1 The Australian Shortboard Titles and Australian Bodyboard Titles have already been run and won with local surfer Mark Tickle taking out the Over 50’s Men Shortboard Division while former BHS Student Col Bernasconi secured 1st place in the Over 45’s Mens. Whale Beach regular Sam Giddy had an Aussie Titles to remember, taking out both the Under 18’s Junior Men’s and Under 16’s Cadet’s divisions to prove he is the country’s alpha bodyboard grom in 2019.



Australians Ready For 5.5 Metre World Championship 2020 at RPAYC by Di Pearson

Waterhouse-Darmanin in Enoshima 2019: Ready Steady Tokyo, Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima (25 August – 1 September) + Australian Sailing Team Final Results by Liz Owen, World Sailing

The 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships: Part 2 - Adaptive Surfing, Longboards and Loggers by Surfing NSW - NB:  Australian Longboard Titles and Australian Logger Titles run 19-26 of August

Historic Insights From The Australian National Maritime Museums 1890 Pitt Water 'Era' Yacht Collection: The Basin Regattas

Georgie Rowe, in Australian Rowing Women’s Eight, Wins Silver In World Rowing Championships; Now Heading To Tokyo 2020 Olympics from Romilly Madew AO 

Newport SLSC Athlete Scoops Major Lifesaving Award in Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence 2019Athlete of the Year - Jackson Borg, Newport SLSC, Youth Athlete of the Year - Naomi Scott, Manly LSC, Official of the Year - Louis Tassone, North Curl Curl SLSC, Assessor of the Year - Mike Le Geyt, South Curl Curl SLSC

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




Trouble In The Surf: New Children's Book By Local Author Shares True Story Of  A Young Charles Kingsford Smith Being Saved At Bondi Beach In 1907

Post Spring School Holidays Catch-Up On Pittwater Estuary and Beach Events: Palm Beach Sailing Club Hosts Round 1 WindsurfingCAA Summer Series 2019/2020 + Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Multihull Division Hosts 2019 Lock Crowther Regatta + BL's Blast Off 2019 - Results!

Arts 

also see Pittwater Community Arts section Pittwater Community Arts Profile and Manly Art Gallery and Museum Section

A Dream by Michael Larkin

Applications Now Open For Artists In Residence At Kimbriki Or Eramboo - closes November 12, 2018

Archibald, Wynne And Sulman Prizes 2016 Finalists Announced: Young Archie Finalists And Honourable Mentions - One for our inspired and inspiring up and coming young Artists featuring Young Archie works!

Art Depot's Chelsea Lane Gallery Opening

ArtFest 2012 - Biannual Children's Art Exhibition

Art in Open Places 2013  Art and Soul's 'Coffee Break' Installation for Art in Open Places 2013 from Cindy Goode Milman

Art in Odd Places - Some images from the Dee Why Art in Odd Places Event last weekend, from Cindy Goode Milman and photos by Susan Milne, Local Curator - AiOP and Artistic Director, ERAMBOO artist environment

Artists Encouraged To Join Northern Beaches Public Art Artist Panel by Northern Beaches Council: Panel artists will have the chance to develop integrated artworks for sites along the 36km Northern Beaches Coast Walk from Manly to Palm Beach as well as other potential public art projects on the peninsula

Arts North Primary Camp 27th and 28th of June, 2012

Artspot 

2013:

Artspot 2013 - an exhibition of 17 artists on the Northern Beaches Pittwater Online News has linked up with three locally established artists to overview their planned ‘summer art exhibition’ coming to Avalon Recreation Centre January 5 – 13, 2013 called'Artspot'. Over the next six Issues leading up to the opening night feature on January 4, 6-9pm, we will cover all the exciting elements of this upcoming exhibition.

Artspot 2013 - The Ceramicists Artspot 2013 - Established Artists  Artspot IV - Emerging Artists  Artspot 2013 - Book Launch and Superstroke Art Movement  Artspot VI - Charity Spots for Cobra and Mongoose

Artspot 2013 Opening Night

Author Talk for Face of Extraordinary: Volunteers

2015:

Artspot 2015 by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 Supports Sharing Stories by Cindy Goode Milman - G Brothers at Mona Vale have a display of this year's silent auction artworks!

Artspot 2015- Figure and Form Artists by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 - Australian Bush, Wildlife and Towns: Artists Profiles  by Cindy Goode Milman 

Artspot 2015 - Opening Night, Interactive Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops for Kids and Adults by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 Opened with Aplomb + Front Page Issue 196 + First Few Days of 2015 in Pittwater Pictorial

ARTZPACE 2012 Images by Michael Mannington

ArtZpace 2014 by Michael Mannington - Pittwater Council's bi-annual emerging artists exhibition an eyeful of delights!

Avalon Art Carnival: THE GAME - A public art festival around Avalon Village, Saturday 7 November – Saturday 21 November + Front Page Issue 238  

Avalon Art Carnival: The Game Launched7 November to 21 November

Avalon Art Carnival: A Visual Celebration by Adrian Boddy

Avalon Art Show 2017 - the Mixed Palette Art Show and Sale

Avalon Art Show 2018 - the Mixed Palette Show and Sale

Avalon Beach Confirmed As A Creative Hub + Student Art Show by Sue Boaden

Avalon Craft Cottage Celebrates 50th Year in 2019

Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work and Raffle Quilt - March 11-12, 2016

Avalon Quilters 2018 Exhibition Of Members Work and AMDF Raffle Quilt Touches Stars: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of March 2018

Be Brave Artspace - North Avalon

Be Brave Artspace and Gallery Launches 'BRAVE' 2018 Exhibition;14 Artists, First Night snaps, Open until December 23rd + Front Page Issue 385

Be Brave Artspace June 2019 THE FABRIC OF LIFE - Group Exhibition

Broadfoot - Artists of the month June 2017

Call Out For Artists And Writers - Art & Words Project: Saltwater Theme, Closing date for entries is March 15 from NBC

Church Point's Jacquie Maynard Wins Northern Beaches Art Prize

Community Invited To Comment On Creative Art Space North Concepts: Avalon Annexe or Avalon Golf Club House?

Community Invited To Comment On Creative Art Space North Concepts: Avalon Annexe or Avalon Golf Club House? Consult Now OPEN (until Nov. 11, 2018) and Pop Up Info. Sessions available

Creative Creatures Film Festival 2016: A Case of Oranges and Apples Stealing the Show!!

Danielle Ryan & James Sherwood - The Map To Paradise

Destination Sydney and Out of Quarantine: Manly Art Gallery and Museum's Summer 2015-2016 Exhibitions and Events

Enliven your Easter with the Newport Art Festival

Expanding Horizons – Visual Arts at the Beach-

Express Yourself 2015 -  a vibrant, fascinating and dynamic exhibition showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the 2014 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney’s Northern Beaches - at Manly Art Gallery until March 22 + Front Page Issue 202

From Palm Beach To Pasadena: Mick Glasheen's Drawing On The Land - GARIGAL COUNTRY Opens - December 2018 - + Front Page Issue 386

Front Page Issue 204: Pittwater Artists Trail Fires Up for 2015

Front Page Issue 246: Avalon Recreation Centre Summer Art 2016

Gone Fishing Gallery; an Artist's Font  -  Offshore Artists Exhibition at The Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Hidden Women Of History: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Prodigiously Talented Painter

HSC and Established Artists Offer Summer DeLIGHTfulness in Avalon Recreation Centre Exhibitions

Issue 49: PCA Ceramics 

JAPAN: AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES  by Adrian Boddy: an insight into Adrian's inspirations, where they began and why this transmutes into even how his works will be displayed

Keepers Of The Flame: The Legacy Of Murch & Miksevicius - At MAG&M, May 3rd to June 9th

KEEPING COMPANY: SALTWATER - new works by 45 Northern Beaches artists + 'Metamorphosis': exhibition of ceramics by fourteen students graduating from Northern Beaches Campus in Brookvale @ Manly Art Gallery & Museum 30 October — 29 November 2015

Lime Cordiale Set To Rock Narrabeen RSL (The Nazza) On November 9th - A Catch Up with Oliver Leimbach on new song 'Following Fools' and what the home crowd can expect

Lloyd Rees Painting with Pencil 1930 – 1936 Exhibition at Museum of Sydney: 12 December 2015–10 April 2016

Ludlites Love Utopia: Tim Hixson and Sally Mayman two Avalon photographers and members of the Ludlites group are currently exhibiting work at Bondi pavilion as part of the Head On Photography Festival. This year the Ludlites are proudly supporting the work of the Arrow Foundation, in keeping with the theme of Utopia - creating a better world. All profits from the opening event on May 7th will be donated to the foundation.

Manly Arts Festival turns 22: from Friday 18 September to Sunday 27 September 2015Manly Jazz: from Friday 25 September to Monday 5 October

MAG&M Exhibition Celebrates Australian Figurative Artist Robert Dickerson: opens this week, includes Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2018: Figuratively Speaking + Poets Paint People as part of Special Events Program

Manly Art Gallery & Museum May - June 2015: Juliet Holmes A Court: A Sense of Here  Saltwater Artists Connecting to Country

Manly Art Gallery & Museum Makes Appearance In New Midnight Oil Doco - from Northern Beaches Council

Michael Glasheen Art Exhibition To Go On The Road - To Support Newport Acquisition Of Crown To The Sea Land Add-In To 'Complete The Loop': Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach weekend of December 1/ 2, Porter Reserve, Newport December 8/9 and outside Pasadena for December 15/16

Mega Month Of Artist Exhibitions Opening In April 2017 At Manly Art Gallery & Museum Set To Celebrate Earth And Water Delights: Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener + Shoufay Derz' s In Memory of Water + Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man - Opening Night dates + Curators and Artists in Conversation (NB: A Day with Gerry Wedd: Free but Bookings essential)

Newport Teenager A Finalist In Young Archie Competition 2018

Newport Village and Beach: Easter Saturday 2016 - Art Festival and Rock Pools

Newport Sculpture Trail 2017

Newport Sculpture Trail 2018: Artists Sought - Theme 'Spirit': entries open to students and artists until September 23rd

Newport Sculpture Trail 2018 Now Open

Northern Beaches Music Festival 2019 Will Be At Narrabeen RSL: May 3-5, 2019

Official Opening Of The Tramshed Arts and Community Centre - October 2018 by Northern Beaches Council

Offshore Artists Exhibition at The Manly Art Gallery and Museum

OnIslands Exhibition at Eramboo

Outdoor Installation At Manly Art Gallery & Museum Showcases Artist’s Work: Art lovers are invited to attend a talk and afternoon tea with Peta Dzubiel on Sunday 9 December from 3-4pm

Painting in the 3rdi - Everyone Can Create - Ted Blackall  -  Ted Blackall Profile

PCA Profile   PCA Art Show in Avalon 2011  PCA Annual Art Show and Sale 2012  Pittwater Community Arts 2014 10th Annual Exhibition and Birthday

A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 

Front Page Issue 189 - 10th Art Show and Birthday - Avalon

Pittwater Community Arts 11th Art Exhibition and Sale – 2015: Open Today - Sunday November 22nd

Pittwater Artists Trail Exhibition At Newport Easter Art Festival:  Open Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

PITTWATER ARTISTS TRAIL - HOME STUDIOS: Open Weekend March Sat 7 - Sun 8, 10am - 5pm by Vicki Ratcliff  

Pittwater Artists Trail: Meet the Makers Spring 2015 Weekend - by Vicki Ratcliff: September 5th & 6th: open from 10am until 5pm

Pittwater Artists Trail Spring Open Studios Weekend 2016: 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September featuring a 'crab-off' this Spring with a dinner for 2 to be won!

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Studios Weekend Summer 2016: December 3rd and 4th by Cindy Goode Milman

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition Opening Night at Bilgola SLSC 

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016: at Avalon Beach SLSC - Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th 2016

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016 Opened With A Giggle Courtesy Of Jim Pike: closes 3pm Sunday June 5th + Front Page Issue 266 + Social Pittwater June 2016  

Pittwater Artists Trail – Winter Group Exhibition 2017 At Newport by Kylie Ferguson - includes Opening Address by Katherine Roberts (MAG&M)

Pittwater Artists Trail 2016: Autumn Open Studios Weekend (10am – 5pm on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th)+ all 2016 dates + New Artists + sharing studio space: meet two at once

Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12

Pittwater Artists Trail June Long Weekend Winter Exhibition 2018: New Artists and Silent Auction of Great Works to Support OneEighty - preview of auction items here

Pittwater's Inaugural PCA Ceramics Awards

Pittwater YHA Murals By World Renowned Muralist, Kim Polomka, Part Of Pittwater YHA 50 years 1967-2017 Celebrations - Join in the Bush Regeneration and Enviro Fun weekend August 25th-27th

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Social Pittwater June 2017 - Opening of Chuck Bradley's Instrumental at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Summer In Pittwater 2016: Cicadas Birds Beaches Peoples Artists: Fresh Art HSC Students, A Tale of Two Sisters, Simon Barlow New Works

Summer In Pittwater: January 2019 - Tony Edwards Exhibition Of Paintings Launch

Sydney Art Space (Mona Vale) 2018 Exhibition Of Sculpture, Drawing And Painting

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners - Profile

The Art Of Mick Glasheen: Drawing On The Land, Garigal Country Now Open - The Opening Event: Newport December 2017

The Gone Fishing Gallery - Church Point

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Sesquicentenary Welcoming Sculpture By John Woulfe Unveiled - by Stephen Collopy

The Story of the making of the paintings illustrating the “Falcon” rescue of “Votan” and her crew – Sunday 9th June 1974 by Christine Hill FASMA

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers 2017: runs from October 27th to November 13th

The Wild Temple of Yam Art Installation by Bea Pierce

This is Avalon - Winter Solstice FestivalSunday 21st of June

Tony Edwards 2018 Works

2016 Pittwater Woman Of The Year: Lorrie Morgan and the Zonta Club of Northern Beaches International Women's Day Breakfast Front Page Issue 255  

2016 Manly Arts Festival - Art, Music, Performance And Chocolate!‏

Winter Solstice Festival Warms Avalon’s Heart by Jayne Denshire

Art Spaces and Groups 

The Gone Fishing Gallery - Church Point  Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners - Profile Sydney Art Space (Mona Vale) 2018 Exhibition Of Sculpture, Drawing And Painting Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017 PCA (Pittwater Community Arts) Profile  Be Brave Artspace - North Avalon Art Depot's Chelsea Lane Gallery Opening Northern Beaches Art Society Katherine Roberts, Manly Art Gallery & Museum Avalon Craft Cottage

Profiles on Artists:

Sophie Haythornthwaite Cindy Goode Milman  Stephen Marr  June Lahm   Ted Blackall Anthony Patrick Chandler  Adrian Boddy  Stephanie Brown Gemma Rasdall Tracy Ponich  Jackson Davies Meredith Scott Cade Turner John Ogden  Avalon Quilters Geoff Searl  Lucinda Rose  June Lahm  Takashi Tachibana  Nada Herman  Debby Waters Marian Purvis  Jamie Nilsson  Gretel Pinniger Tim Hixson  Avalon Art Gallery  Lisa Wilkes-Hunter  Nat Bromhead  Katarina Wells Michelle Ball  Adrian Boddy  Antonia Hoddle  Linda Haigh  Jessica b Watson Liz Muir  Lorrie Morgan  Penel Bigg  Isabelle Wise Megan Webster  Michael Kitching  Blaze Roberts  Dave Whiteman  Mignon Parker Jacqueline Andronicus  Meredith Rasdall Jude Rose Chris Raggatt Trent Morgan Chuck Bradley  Adriaan van der Wallen  Sally Mayman   Dale Kentwell  Adriana Labate Willi Michalski  Coco Elder Lara Duncan Peter Sharp Michael Glasheen  Barry Leef Jessica Birk  Michelle Perrett Jordan Upton Bill Leimbach Tony Edwards Be Brave A Little Brave 2019-2020 33 Artists

 Aussie Helpers 

FARM AID 2018 (Bales from the Beach) - happening next Saturday, August 25th at Avalon Beach RSL - lots on for all ages!

Community News Issue 373: Successful Farm Aid event held for Aussie Helpers

Australia Day In Pittwater

Australia Day 2012  

Australia Day 2013  2013 Pittwater Australia Day Awards

Australia Day at RMYC by Robyn McWilliam

Pittwater's Australia Day 2014 - we like Seeing each other more then merely Looking at each other in Pittwater - the four compass points of Pittwater Australia Day Celebrations, including some from those who ventured to Sydney Harbour + Australia Day Honorees (10!). Visions courtesy of  WPYC, RMYC, Joanne Seve, Michael  Mannington, Michael Brown of SurfWatch + A.J.G.

Australia Day In Pittwater 2015

Australia Day 2016 - Breakfast by the Beach in Bert Payne Park, Newport

Australia Day by Selena Griffith- 2017

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours

Australia Day in Pittwater 2018 Pictorial

Australia Day Awards 2018 Recognise Outstanding Community Service Of Ken Hughes AFSM, OAM + List of Awardees includes Angus Gordon

Australia Day in Pittwater 2019 - Pictorial

Australia Day 2019 Honours: The Recognition Lists of Inspirational Local Residents

Australian Bush Flower Essences

Ian White - Founder of ABFE Profile

Ingleside Wildflowers - August 2013

Pittwater Bush Flowers

Pittwater Gentleman’s Vision Brings International Recognitiona chat with Ian White, Founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences about The Love System, a range of Certified Organic Skincare and Bodycare formulations that has won an acclaimed Natural Health Beauty Award 2015 in the UK

Spring Equinox 2015: A Wonderful Time To Walk Among Australia’s Bush Flowers - interview with Ian White, Founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences on his recent visit to the ruins of Saint Hildegard von Bingen, first recorded European to have used Flower Essences and what Australian Bush Flowers are out now and why a walk in the bush is so therapeutic 

Front Page Issue 232: Black eyed Susan flowering in Pittwater

Mother's Day Flowers 2016: Pittwater Bush Flowers out in Autumn

Australian Poets - Renewed

Since its inception Pittwater Online News has sought out and shared a few lines from Australian Poets who we may not all be familiar with on our Park Bench Philosophers page and elsewhere in each Issue, particularly if they have sung songs about Pittwater and her surrounds. Rather then returning them to the vast catalogues of silence, and since one of our main aims to celebrate and honour everything Australian, a list of these to revisit at will, as requested, follows:

A Celebration of Australian Gum Trees: Australian Poets 1916 to 1945

Australian Poems of Surfing, Bathing and the Sea:1833 - 1950

Bird Songs – poems about our birds by youngsters from yesterdays - for children Bird Week 2015: 19-25 October

Melbourne Cup Giggles from the Past: Poets Ponder 'Fashions' and 'Favourites'

Spring Unto Summer 1930's flower poems - 'Gosford"+

Summer Poems - 1894 to 1951

Sea Birds off the Pittwater Coast: Albatross, Gannet, Skau + Australian Poets 1849, 1898 and 1930, 1932

Seagull Songs by Agnes Littlejohn (of Manly), Ivy Moore (of Mosman) and Dorothea MacKellar (of Pittwater)

Odes to Australia's Fairy-wrens by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen and Constance Le Plastrier 1884 and 1926

Palm Beach - The Rock Pool by Ethel Turner 1926

Poems about Gallipoli from 1915 for 2015 Centenary

Sands of Morning (Lion Island) by Ella McFadyn, 1935

Songs for the Forthcoming Summer Solstice: December 22nd 2015 - Australian Poets 1892 to 1951

Lake Narrabeen (lagoon) by Will Lawson and others 1892 - 1931

Broken Bay - Sydneyside Songs by Lance Fallaw 1930's

The Good Ship Packham Part II - The Dawn and Dusk Club + The Casuals Club

The Kangaroo Hunt by Charles Harpur 1860

North Shore Horse and Cart Ferry and Henry Lawson

Water Poetics - Songs of Praise and Complaint Issue 117


Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald & Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably! - something historically poetical for the last Issue of Spring 2016 and first Issue of Summer 2016


The SurferE. M. ENGLAND (1935), Rosalie Wilson (1934) the Roamer (1921) NARRANGHI BOORI - James Sylvester Ryan (1907)





Avalon Beach Historical Society

Avalon Beach Historical Society Profile Geoff Searl OAM 2019 Profile

Avalon Beach Historical Society's 30th Anniversary and 8th Exhibition from ABHS

Avalon Beach Historical Society Opens its 8th Great Historic Photographic exhibition and 30th Anniversary

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the ‘Arrival of the Mal’ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater.

Geoff Searl Profile Front Page Issue 163  John W Stone Profile + Front Page Issue 271

Bi-Centenary Commemoration of Governor Phillip Honoured In Pittwater

Uncovering The History of West Head - new signage unveiled this week and announcement of new works to improve access to soldier's tracks

Spring Becomes Summer 2014 West Head

The South Coast Track ‏of Tasmania - Geoff Searl’s pictures

Avalon Beach SLSC 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Geoff Searl ABHS and Celebrations: May 1-3, 2015

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty 

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 by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl

Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl - Do Not Miss this Readers!

The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland  

Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions- November 18, 1956 and November 2nd, 1969 - what do these dates mean to you? - feedback sought

Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline (August 2017)

Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - In autumn 2014 a report on the Arrival Of The Mal - 1956 Surf Boards, the Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting with speakers David Lyall and Bob Head, who witnessed a revolution in riding waves here, recorded the introduction of the Mal. Through Roger Sayers and courtesy of Reg Wood, an insight into that 1956 Avalon Beach SLSC carnival adds more to that record of how seeking to highlight the great work of surf lifesaving in conjunction with the Melbourne Olympics brought with it a giant wave of a surfing change

Bad News Story Turns Into GREAT News Story: Sacred Ochre At South Avalon Beach To Be Retained Through Immediate Positive Actions: Angophora Reserve Dedication of 1938

Avalon Preservation Association History by Geoff Searl 

WWI Historian Presents New Film On The Beersheba Charge At Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting: Dr. Jonathon King's new documentary focuses on those glorious horses and experiences of Light Horsemen from interviews with those men - final edit will include 2017 re-enactment

A Late Spring Stroll Through Kosciuszko National Park: The Main Range Walk  by Geoff Searl - ever the mindful and passionate Historian, captured some images of what was seen along the way that has a local connection in one particular instance.

Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: 2018 Edit -The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Geoff Searl and Roger Sayers - This coming week marks the 230th anniversary of Governor Phillip sailing past Avalon and Palm Beach on 2 March 1788 and entering Pittwater for the first time on 5 March 1788.   This Issue a revised version of the earlier story in Pittwater Online News ...includes a map showing Geoff Searl and Roger Sayers assessment of his most likely routes in out and around Pittwater on 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 March 1788. When you're out and about on Pittwater this week - have a look around and think about what occurred here 230 years ago this week!

Avalon Beach Historical Society’s 9th Great Historic Photographic Exhibition: Thousands Of Stories Made Accessible

The Roads and Tracks Of Yesterday: How The Avalon Beach Subdivisions Changed The Green Valley Tracks 

A Visit to Bungan Castle Spring 2018 by ABHS Members

Front Page Issue 393: Mr. Macken, Mr. Searl and Mr. Champion, Historians of Pittwater

Avalon Beach Historical Society March 2019 Meeting: Focus On Trappers Way by Roger Sayers

Geoff Searl OAM Investiture Ceremony May 2019

Avalon Beach Historical Society June 2019 Meeting: A Fascinating Look Into Local History Through Old Photos by Roger Sayers

Avalon Beach RSL

Profiles: Commodore Graham Sloper   Tamara Sloper Harding  Colin Casey  Neil Johnston   Doreen Cherry  John and Bob Johnson - The Johnson Brothers   Jan Roberts  Harry Bragg   Christopher Chubb   Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB)  Kenneth Lindsay Wright Flight Sergeant, PRU and POW WWII by 'Lofty' Wright and compiled by Brad Fisher Honorary Rank for World War II pilot Ken Wright  John Seaton MBE   William (Bill) Fitzgerald OAM  John McInerney OAM  Tamara Sloper Harding OAM Veteran

John William Cherry

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 - Dawn Service and Commemorative Service and Address at Avalon Beach R.S.L Club

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates April 19th, 2015 at Warriewood: transcription of Governor of New South Wales' Address and ANZAC CENTENARY PROLOGUE by Mr. Bill Hardman

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Anzac Day 2016 Address - Services - Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2018: Addresses and Marches

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2019 - Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch Address by Jennifer Wittwer CSM RAN Rtd.

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours

Australia My Country Awards 2014 - Four Pittwater Schools have a combined 378 entries in the Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch sponsored competition this year

AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB CROWNED PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR 2015!

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club  - Profile

Avalon Beach RSL Club’s Pikachu Triumph

 Avalon Tattoo 2011 Feature:  the annual Avalon Tattoo is a chance for young and old to listen to great music and observe ancient traditions.

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo

Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Events Schedule

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Report  - Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2015 - the 10th Annual Celebration - A 10/10 Community Event - Lead Pipe Band this Year is Burwood RSL Sub-Branch Pipe Band - also celebrating their 10th year: Schedule

Avalon Tattoo 2015 – 10th Celebration - Pictorial and Report + Front Page Issue 218

By The Left Veterans Initiative: Younger And Female Veterans Have Served Too - Avalon Beach ANZAC Day March 2018; Sub-Branch encouraging all female Veterans to March With Us

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo

Photos and 'video'

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial

Avalon Voices

A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial

COMMODORE Graham Sloper AM RAN (Rtd.) - on being presented Life Membership of the RSL of Australia + upcoming ANZAC Centenary, the newly established Veterans’ Centre – Northern Beaches, and what is coming up in the only annual Military Tattoo in NSW, the Avalon Tattoo - INTERVIEW

FARM AID 2018 (Bales from the Beach) - happening next Saturday, August 25th at Avalon Beach RSL - lots on for all ages!

Front Page Issue 160 Front Page Issue 166 Front Page Issue 167 Front Page Issue 176 Front Page Issue 209  

Front Page Issue 213AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB CROWNED PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR 2015!

Front Page Issue 228: Pittwater Community Service Award 2015: Commodore Graham Sloper Rtd.

Front Page Issue 356: Tamara Sloper Harding OAM and Jan-Maree Ball OAM

Front Page Issue 372: VP Day 2018 and Farm Aid 2018

In Advance Of ANZAC Day... My Two Cents Worth by Jan-Maree Ball OAM

Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch Opens New Memorabilia And Military Heritage Library - Addresses by NSW President of the RSL, Mr. John Haines AM, State Minister of Education, Mr. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater and Mark Ferguson, President of Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch - also the presentation of a 6th Light Horse shield

Parkview Restaurant: Avalon Beach RSL Club

Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Community Club Grants 2017

Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch

Remembrance Day 2011 at Avalon Beach RSL Pictures

Remembrance Day  2012

Remembrance Day 2013 Commemorative Service at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph

Remembrance Day 2014 Service at Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch - A Wonderful Mayoral Address

Remembrance Day Service at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 2015 Mayoral Address

Remembrance Day 2016 Commemorative Service At Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph - 2016 Commemorative Address by The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones, MP, MLC, Government Whip

Remembrance Day In Pittwater 2017: Addresses by Barrenjoey high School Captains Elijah Thomson and Ella Couston

Remembrance Day Writers 2011: family anecdotes from Doreen Cherry, Margaret Millar and David James

Social Pittwater - Land Army Ladies Attend 2017 Aboriginal Commemorative Service at Hyde Park Cenotaph

South-West North East - Issue 176 Pictorial

Summer In Pittwater: January 2019 - Avalon Beach RSL Wheat Straws

The Sydney Northern Beaches Veterans Centre Inaugural Resilience Luncheon April 2017

True Champion Of All Honoured: CDRE Graham Vaughan Sloper AM RANR

2018 Poppy Wall For Avalon Beach RSL To Be Hand-Knitted And Hand Made With Love: knitting/crochet group meets on Mondays at 12, Craft group meets Wednesdays at 2pm; donations of handmade poppies can be dropped in; red wool also needed

Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches - Profile

Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches at Dee Why RSL Official Opening: October 16, 2015

VP Day 2011 at Avalon RSL  Pictures VP Day

Victory in the Pacific Day 2012 at Avalon Beach RSL

Victory in the Pacific Day - 2013 Commemorative service at Avalon Beach RSL

Victory in the Pacific Day 2014 Service at Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch - NUSHIP CANBERRA Officers and Sailors Attend

VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 –  at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary + Front Page Issue 227

VP Day 2016 VP Day 2017

VP Day 2018 - Commemorative Service at Avalon Beach RSL By Sub BranchWhile Victory in Europe was declared in May 1945, fighting in the Pacific region continued until August 1945. This week members of Avalon Beach Sub Branch held a Commemorative Service to mark the 73rd year since the end of the Second World War II, known as Victory in the Pacific Day, and observed each year on August 15th + Front Page Issue 372

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club Wins  2015 3-Way Fishing Competition by Paul Sinclair

Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches Open All Christmas and New Years -  Ben Webb, Manager of the Centre, asks that anyone who is in need of any assistance, is having a problem, or simply needs to be somewhere comfortable for a chat or a cup of tea, drop in or contact him

Avalon Beach SLSC

Profiles

Adriaan van der Wallen Profile  Antiques Womens Masters Boat Crew Profile  Bob Head Profile  Chris Hopton Profile  Richard Cole Profile   Doug Crane Profile  Ken Davidson Profile Stephan (Steve) Jacek  Louise Lindop (Spencer) Profile  Mike Stanley-Jones Profile  Peter Carter Profile Chris McGuckin Rick Millar Profile   Virginia Head Profile Blaze Roberts Geoff Searl Profile  Roger Sayers Profile  Tim Hixson Profile   Reginald Charles Wood Profile  Max Watt  Warren Young OAM  Christine Hopton OAM 2017 Reprise   Volker Klemm  Roland Luke Don and Beryl Imison  Avalon Beach SLSC's Surfboat Division 2017-2018 Season  Avalon Beach SLSC's U14 Girls Beach Relay Team 2018 Rick Millar Tribute 2018 Ashley Cardiff Profile Ocean Turns On a Cracker Wave for Rick Millar Memorial: Benchmark Made Permanent 

Christine Hopton - 2014 Pittwater Woman of the Year   Adriaan Van Der Wallen - Nipper Age manager at Avalon Beach SLSC - Saves Lives at Foster    Warren Young OAM - Queens Birthday Honours 2014  Rick Millar 2018 Tribute

History

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the Arrival of the Mal or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Avalon Beach SLSC 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Geoff Searl ABHS and Celebrations: May 1-3, 2015

Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Clubhouse - History    Avalon Beach SLSC - The Second and Third Clubhouses - History

Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Paddon Family

Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners of Bliss - A History 

The Gun Patrol of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club! - A Short History by Roger Sayers

The Quiet Revolution Or Making Waves? by Roger Sayers

130th Anniversary of Australia’s Sudan Contingent - Local Connections of the first Australians to Serve: July 28th 1885 Thank you Feast from Citizens

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Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012   Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial    ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013 ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2014  ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2015 ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2016 ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2017 ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2018 ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2019

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial   ANZAC Day In Pittwater 2014  ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address  ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's Anzac Day in Pittwater 2017  Anzac Day in Pittwater 2018 

Avalon Beach SLSC Big Swim 2013 

A Week In Pittwater - June 2014 Issue 168  A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial

Lion Island Challenge 2012 - hosted by Avalon SLSC  Lion Island Challenge 2013  Lion Island Challenge 2014  Lion Island Challenge 2015 Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Nature's Gentlemen Dwell In Pittwater  The Doug Crane Classic Double Blade Handmade Paddle  Avalon Beach SLSC - A New Era and close of 2012'13 SLS Season  RMYC's 9th Annual Marine Art Exhibition is Officially Open  with over 300 Great Works on display 

Winter in Pittwater Pictorial

Avalon Beach SLSC's Lion Island Challenge 2013 Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival 2014  

SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round One at Bilgola  SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round Two at Newport  SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round Three at Warriewood

Pittwater Surf Life Saving Masters at 2014 NSW Championships - A Toast To The Masterful

A Week In Pittwater March 2014 Issue 54  Front Page Issue 154

Surf Patrol Season 2013-14 Closes Today - Front Page Issue 160

Surf Patrol Season for 2013-2014 Season Closes Today (27th of April, 2014) - A Tribute to Our Volunteer Pittwater Surf Life Savers 

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2014

Pittwater Mix - August 2014

Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club House - the 3rd Changes Into the 4th - Celebratory Pictorial precursor for Official Opening August 31st, 2014  Front Page Issue 177   Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club Opening - Sunday 31 August 2014

First Week of Spring 2014 Pictorial

Front Page Issue 179

Pittwater Masters Training Group - Fit for Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships and for LIFE!

Pittwater Council Supports 2014-2015 Pittwater Ocean Swim Series by John Guthrie

Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships - Australian Teams Golden Moments: Day 1 of National Teams Ocean and Beach Events concluded 1.30am Australian Time - great results for our Open Team on the beach... Front Page Issue 181

Community News Issue 182

Front Page Issue 184 - Lion Island Challenge 2014

Round One of 2014-15 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership - at Bilgola  Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2014-2015 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC

Painting the Bollards at Avalon Beach SLSC

A Week In Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial   Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial 

Carols by the Sea 2014 - Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC - Front Page Issue 194

Avalon Beach SLSC Cadets - A Year of Self Empowering Self Sufficiency

The 12 Days of a Pittwater Christmas - 2014

Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters 2015  the 5th Annual Celebration of the 'father of surf lifesaving' +  First Few Days of 2015 In Pittwater - Pictorial 

From Near and Far - Issue 198 by Warren Young OAM and  Steve Jacek

Rock Pools: Adventure Grounds for the Young and Those Now Grown by Adriaan van der Wallen

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships a Demonstration of One Wonderful Community

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events and Juniors First Aid Competitions

SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships The Wrap and Results

NAVY ASRL Open completed Sunday 22nd of February 2015 and Navy National Interstate Surf Boat Championship - NSW Wins!

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015 Age Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina

2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina - Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs!

NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2015 - Front Page Issue 206

Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge 2015 presented by SLS NSW: close of the surf boat racing season, Mona Vale and Avalon Beach winners + VALE Robert Meijer, surf boat gentleman

Front Page Issue 209

Aussies 2015: Avalon Beach SLSC's Antiques Women's Boat Crew Win Branch, States, National and Worlds in One Year -  + Front Page Issue 210

100 Years 100 Boats Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself + Front Page Issue 212 

SLS-NSW's IRB Premiership 2015 - Windang Action by Jamie Nilsson

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address  Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

Avalon Beach SLSC Women's Antiques Boat Crew Rescue Rock Fisherman

2015 IRB NSW State Championships: Caves Beach places 1st, Newport SLSC’s Novice Mass Rescue team win Silver, Avalon Beach SLSC wins Gold and Bronze - places 7th overall

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2015

Warriewood and Avalon Beach Win NSW Rescue of the Month - May/June 2015 - by SLS NSW

The Avalon On The Beach in Avalon Beach SLSC Opens - Food

Changing of the guard at Avalon Beach SLSC: New President and Director of Lifesaving (Club Captain) 2015 AGM report by Roger Sayers and Warren Young OAM + Front Page Issue 225

South, West, East in Pittwater by Christine Hopton, Paul Wheeler

Front Page Issue 226Peninsula Paddlers are Pure Inspiration and Fit for Summer 2015/16

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Board Riding Championships 2015 - the results, some pictures

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

NSW Clubbies Honoured For Top Rescues: Warriewood Avalon Beach SLSC's

Avalon Beach SLSC Membership now Open for 2015/16: Nippers, New Members Welcome + Lion Island Challenge by Roger Sayers + Front Page Issue 231

Four New Presidents and A New Club Captain in our Sydney-Northern Beaches Branch: Andy Cross, Richard Cole, Frank Traugott, Peter Kinsey, Alex Tyrrell  

Lion Island Challenge 2015 - 10th Birthday - hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 235

Pittwater Dragon Boat Racing Club Members Win Silver medals at International Dragon Boat World Championships 2015 - Virginia Head, Septuagenarian,  brings home three!

SLSA Awards of Excellence 2015: Warriewood and Avalon Beach Life Savers Receive Meritorious Awards

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club Hosts Round One of 2015-16 Season Boat Premiership: A Great Day of Competition by Kath McKenzie

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2015-2016 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC 

Front Page Issue 245 - Carols by the Sea 2015

Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Carols by the Sea 2015 Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

Summer In Pittwater 2016: Cicadas Birds Beaches Peoples ArtistsAvalon Beach Members on Patrol

Front Page Issue 246: Avalon Beach SLSC Masters Members in 2016 George Bass Marathon

Avalon and Warriewood Masters Women and Long Reef Open Mens and Womens Crews Complete the 2016 George Bass Surf Boat Marathon 2016 - over 7 days with 170km's rowed

Front Page Issue 247: Link to Avalon Beach SLSC Ocean Swim 2016 Photo Album for Participants

Front Page Issue 248 - Avalon Beach SLSC Launches Daryl Johnson Surfboat  - Pinkies 1st into States 2016 

Avalon Beach SLSC's Ocean Swim 2016   

Palm Beach SLSC's Four Teams Representing NSW in 2016 Interstate Surf Boat Carnival - + Avalon Beach SLSC Pinkies Under 23's Reps. 

Front Page Issue 249: The 6th Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival: Christine Hopton making surf ski art

The 6th Adrian Curlewis 2016 Twilight Masters Carnival hosted by Palm Beach SLSC - Avalon and Newport win

Front Page Issue 251: SNB SLS Branch Championships 2016: Juniors

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch MASTERS Surf Lifesaving Carnival WATER Events Palm Beach February 2016 - Results

Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Life Saving Branch Carnival 2016 - Juniors, Masters, Opens, Boats

SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES Branch JUNIOR Surf Lifesaving Carnival PALM BEACH February 2016 - results and pictures (courtesy Richard Cole - Pres. Avalon Beach SLSC) Plus: Results

Pittwater Surfboat Crew Retain Trans Tasman Title in International Surfboat Test Match: Mona Vale SLSC Wins - Avalon Beach SLSC Under 23's Win Development Squad Races and NSW State Races + Front Page Issue 252  

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Age Championships 2016   New South Wales Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2016 by NSW SLS   2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships by NSW SLS   New South Wales Surf Life Saving Surf Boats Championships 2016 and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wrap   

2016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge Hosted by SLS NSW

End of Season for Northern Beaches Life Savers: A Celebration and Thank You For A Safe 2015/16 - from SLS SNB and Hon. Rob Stokes

Aussies 2016: Australian Surf Life Championships - some Results and Pictures

IRB Season 2016 Takes Flight - SLS NSW Report, pictures and Progressive Point Score after Round One

Australian Life Saving Team for World Championships 2016 Announced - Newport SLSC has five members chosen for Youth and Open teams

Avalon Beach SLSC at IRB Premierships 2016: Front Page Issue 265 

Kiama Downs Takes Control Of IRB Premiership by SLS NSW

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Mollymook To Host 2016 IRB State Championships + Kiama Downs Claims IRB Premiership: Queenscliff claims 3rd and Newport Team A wins 3rd in 35+ tube rescue

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2015/2016 - full list + Front Page Issue 270 

NSW IRB Championships 2016: Local Crews make Finals, Win Medals + NSW Announce Young IRB Interstate Team by SLS NSW + Front Page Issue 271

Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions- November 18, 1956 and November 2nd, 1969 - what do these dates mean to you? - feedback sought

Pittwater Pathways by Adriaan van der Wallen, Christine Hopton, Marita Macrae and John Illingsworth

Avalon Beach SLSC AGM 2016 by Roger Sayers

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015-2016 Awards of Excellence: Avalon Beach SLSC Awarded Initiative of the Year: Mike Stanley-Jones

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Earn State Recognition by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Surf Life Saving World Championships 2016: Gold Medal Surf Boat Crews: Avalon Beach SLSC Antiques, Pinkies, Long Reef SLSC Reserve Grade and Queenscliff SLSC's All Butt One crew

Front Page Issue 284 + Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Bilgola Beach SLSC's SLS SNB Surf Boat Carnival 2015-2016 Season

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of SLS SNB 2016-2017 Surf Boat Premiership

Warriewood SLSC Surf Boat Carnival 2016 - Round 3 of the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2016-17 Premiership

It's Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas - Carols At The Beach 2016

Front Page Issue 293: The Doug Crane Swim 2016

Summer in Pittwater 2017: Palm Beach SLSC's Sir Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival

Summer in Pittwater: Avalon Beach SLSC's 2017 Ocean Swim- the 25th Anniversary - by Tim Hixson, Warren Young OAM and Roger Sayers + Front Page Issue 297 

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours + Christine Hopton OAM

Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge - March 19, 2017: don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim 

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships 2017: some results + Surf Boats Carnival at Long Reef by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW + Front Page Issue 303

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Aussies 2017: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Around The Bends Ocean Swim Challenge - The Inaugural Swim Report by Rogers Sayers with great photos by Warren Young OAM, Christine Hopton OAM and Tim Hixson + Front Page Issue 309 

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Pittwater Athletes Excel At 2017 World Masters Games In New Zealand - on the sand, in the water and on the water!+ Front Page Issue 310

Avalon Beach SLSC And Avalon Surfing Mums Biggest Morning Tea with a “bring a teacup with a story” theme: Donations still welcomed - find out more - Photos courtesy Christine Hopton OAM - Report and Photos by Leanne Austin, 2017

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season 2017by Surf Life saving NSW Bungan, Newport and Avalon Beach SLSC's among finalist placers in Round 1 - report includes great action pictures by Richard Black and Richard Cole, President Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 311 

Surf Lifesaver Treats Rock Fall Victim at Palm Beach: Nick Sampson, one of our resident volunteers reminds us skills learnt in surf clubs save lives elsewhere and that SLS NSW offers First Aid Courses to the public

Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

IRB Season Heats Up (Round 3 - including finals of Round 2) by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2016-2017 Season

Newport SLSC IRB Under 23 Team Win Bronze In 2017 State Championships - a Bronze for Bungan SLSC too

Avalon Beach SLSC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Two new Life Members by Rogers Sayers, ABSLSC Publicity Officer

Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - In autumn 2014 a report on the Arrival Of The Mal - 1956 Surf Boards, the Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting with speakers David Lyall and Bob Head, who witnessed a revolution in riding waves here, recorded the introduction of the Mal. Through Roger Sayers and courtesy of Reg Wood, an insight into that 1956 Avalon Beach SLSC carnival adds more to that record of how seeking to highlight the great work of surf lifesaving in conjunction with the Melbourne Olympics brought with it a giant wave of a surfing change

Board Riders All Class At State Champs: Palm Beach SLSC Wins Point Score by Surf Life Saving NSW

Lion Island Challenge 2017 hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

Bilgola SLSC's 'Billy Boat Carnival' 2017

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches And Palm Beach SLSC Host Fast Fives On Palm Beach: November 11, 2017

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2017-2018: Bilgola December 10th, Newport January 7th, Avalon January 14th, Mona Vale January 21st, The Big Swim January 28th

Avalon Beach SLSC Fun Gala Day 2017, Launching 'DIGGER' IRB, Life Members' Ken Davo And Don Imo 90th Birthdays by Roger Sayers 

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of The SLS SNB Surf Boat Premiership 2017-18

A Late Spring Stroll Through Kosciuszko National Park: The Main Range Walk  by Geoff Searl + Front Page Issue 339 

Carols at the Beach 2017 Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

Summer in Pittwater 2018 by Warren Young OAM

SLSSNB Branch Begins 2018 Branch Championships: Masters, Boats, Belles  & Outstanding Junior Lifesavers: Avalon Beach Boat Crews and Masters

Avalon Beach SLSC Launches A New Surf Boat - The Roland Luke

Front Page Issue 348: Avalon Beach Avocados Win Their Trans Tasman Test Debut + NSW Wins the Surf Boat Interstates + More

2018 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships Results for Surf Boats and Masters 

2018 Interstate Surfboat Championships, Trans-Tasman Test And Navy ASRL Open: Results, Winners Snaps and Wraps - Reports by Surf Life Saving NSW and Navy ASRL. Photos by Avalon Beach SLSC, Surf Life Saving NSW, Navy ASRL, Julie Hegarty and Bill Sheridan, 2018

Youngsters Gearing Up For State Champs 2018 Glory: Surf Life Saving NSW + Front Page Issue 350

2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships Masters and Opens Competitions: Newport Cleans Up Competition in Opens

Avalon Beach Ocean Swims 2018: Includes the Around the Bends Challenge

Aussies 2018: A Mass Exodus West! - Newport SLSC already winning gold, local surf boat crews moving across the Nullabor

Aussies 2018: Outstanding Local results

Front Page Issue 357: End of Patrol Season 2017-2018 - Avalon Beach SLSC's Outstanding U14 Girls Beach Relay Team

Ducks Away As Lifesavers Gear Up For IRB Season 2018: Bilgola and Mona Vale Entering For First Time by SLS NSW

IRB Season 2018 Throttles Up At Stockton Beach: Round 1 Results + Bungan Beach SLSC Christens New IRB - The Col Rae 

Rubber Ducky Racers Soar At Round 2: 2018 NSW IRB Premiership Season by Surf Life Saving NSW

Caves Beach Claim 2018 IRB Premiership Series: by Surf Life Saving NSW

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2018: all the recognitions + a lot else!

2018 NSW Sharkskin IRB State Championship: Avalon Beach and Newport SLSC's among Medal winners + Front Page issue 367

24 Hour Row For One Eighty and Gotcha4Life: happening at Av. Surf Club on 18/08/2018 - Local businesses who want to support or sponsor this great initiative can contact Melissa Wellings at mel_wellings@hotmail.com donate at: https://avalonrowers24hr.raisely.com/

Avalon Beach SLSC Annual Report And AGM 2017- 2018

Avalon Boaties Set For 24 Hour Row; Next Saturday, August 18/08/2018 - webcam live feed - every $10 donated gets you into the draw for some great raffle prizes!

Front Page Issue 372: 24 Hour Row completed

Avalon Beach SLSC Boat Rowers Complete Their 24 Hour Marathon Row For One Eighty And Gotcha4Life

The 2018 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence - Avalon Beach SLSC named Club of the Year, Nigel Penn (Bilgola SLSC) awarded President's Medal + Front Page Issue 373

Surfers and Lifesavers Reach Historic Agreement: MOU Signed At NSW 2018 Board Riding Championships + Results

Surf Life Saving Australia Awards Of Excellence 2018: Avalon Beach SLSC Named DHL Club Of The Year - Front Page Issue 381

Bilgola SLSC Hosts Round 1 Of The 2018-2019 SLS SNB Surf Boats Premiership 

A Fresh Salt Spray From Freshwater SLSC's Surf Boat Carnival Event 3 Of 2018-2019 SLS SNB Premiership+ Boaties Big Food Drop 2018. Next Is Autumn 2019

Carols at the Beach 2018: Santa Pops by Avalon Beach SLSC's Annual Family Event to say Ho Ho HO!

Summer In Pittwater: January 2019 - Tony Edwards Exhibition Of Paintings Launch, One Eighty Fund Raising Gala at Whale Beach, Club Palm Beach Summer Hospitality, Avalon Beach RSL Summer Hospitality, Blackmores Billy (Bilgola) Swim 2019, Pittwater Estuary Sea Mist, Learn to Sail, Elanora-Ingleside Native bee, Flagstaff Hill Lovett Bay, Palm Beach, Avalon Beach by Adriaan van der Wallen, Kylie Ferguson, David Madew, Rowan Jacobs, Selena Griffith, Lynleigh Greig and A J G. 

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wins 2019 Interbranch Surf Boat Crown by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Australia Day in Pittwater 2019 + Front Page Issue 391

Australia Day 2019 Honours: The Recognition Lists of Inspirational Local Residents

Successful Resuscitation Of 57 Year Old Man By Avalon Beach SLSC Bronze Squad MemberHighlights Value of AED Awareness Courses Available at ABSLSC by Roger Sayers

A Sea Of Nippers Hit 2019 State Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW

2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Masters - Results For Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Clubs by Surf Life Saving NSW

2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Opens - Newport Wins!! + Gold medals for PBSLSC in Boats ++

Warriewood SLSC Surf Boats Carnival: End Of Season Pre-Aussies 2019 Training - Homage To Legendary Warren Molloy - photos by Ashely Cardiff, Avalon Beach SLSC President

Aussies 2019: Youth Weekend - list of local participants and some results

SLSA Australian Championships -The Aussies 2019: Masters and Opens!

Easter Monday Mass Rescue at Avalon Beach Members

23 Clubs To Start Their IRB Engines This Weekend: The 50th Anniversary Of IRBs In Australia Is In 2019 and Began Here!

Kiama Downs Take Out First IRB 2019 Premiership Round + Front Page Issue 404

IRB 2019 Premiership Round 2 on the Central Coast

Hat-Trick For Kiama Downs At 2019 IRB Premiership: Round 3 by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB Premiership Won & State Team Announced by Surf Life Saving New South Wales, photos by Richard Black

Avalon Beach SLSC Australian Surf Club of the Year 2018 Award Celebration, Ava-Tri Adventure + 2019 Presentation Night

Grassroots Sport Honoured At Prestigious NSW Community Sports Awards: Avalon Beach SLSC Named The Community Club Of The Year - report by NSW Sports

Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2019 - full list

The Green Team - (formerly Av. Green Team)
Youth-run local environment initiative organised by volunteers. We do weekly clean-up's of our local area PLUS a whole lot more...


Front Page Issue 282 - Sustainability Day 2016

Avalon Junior Rugby League Club - The Bulldogs

Profiles:  Brian Friend (Friendly)  

Tom Gilbert  Paul Collins  

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012 Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial  

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open fundraiser for Sunnyfield Assoc - NRL Greats descend on Hitchcock Park Avalon

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open Pictorial 2013 Junior Rugby League Season Opens

A Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park!Junior Rugby League Season - and Senior Rugby League - the rounds of semi-finals have begun and we asked award winning photographer Michael Mannington to "get some of the action" yesterday - A Pictorial for all our younger readers, and their mums and dads, of some of the action of the Avalon, Narraweena, Forestville, Harbord, Manly Cove and Mona Vale teams.

Haka Vists Hitchcock Avalon Bulldogs and Ngongotaha Chiefs Friendly Match at Hitchcock Park

A Week In Pittwater March 2014 Issue 54  

Front Page Issue 154 - Hybrid Football Match Postponed

Avalon Bulldogs J.R.L.F.C.’s Under 15’s on 2014 Tour to New Zealand Front Page Issue 156

Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park 2014 

Front Page Issue 160 - ANZAC Day March 2014

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

Avalon  Grade Play Willoughby April 27th 2014

Sea Eagles Players Join In Avalon Bulldogs J.R.F.L.C. Training Session Front Page Issue 165

Polo by the Sea 2015 at Hitchcock Park Careel Bay

Avalon Bulldogs and Mona Vale Raiders Run Rampant In Hitchcock Park!  + Front Page Issue 210

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

Front Page Issue 224: Avalon Bulldogs Members raising funds for Club through Volunteer BBQ

Avalon Bulldogs - Rugby League Semi-Finals 2015 and Grand Finalists 2015 + Front Page Issue 229

Avalon Bulldogs Junior Teams WIN!! Their 2015 Grand Finals - Front Page Issue 230

Avalon Bulldogs Massive 2015 Season: Grand Final Premiers 2015 + Front Page Issue 231

'Battle of the Bends' Hybrid Match Set to Rock Rat Stadium Next Weekend

2016 Hybrid Match Battle of the Bends Front Page and Pictures

Front Page Issue 258Football Season 2016 Kicks Off

Avalon Bulldogs Host Opening Season Games 2016 - Including Manly Sea Eagles Development Squad Match

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

A Grade Game against Forrestville - 14. 8. 2016 Photo Album

Avalon Bulldogs Win Semi Final at Hitchcock Park - Sunday August 28 - Photo Album

The Avalon Bulldogs - Premiers 2016 in A Grade and Under 17's - Historic Profile Article + Front Page Issue 280

Avalon Bulldogs JRFLC Supports Walk it Off - Community News Issue 285

Walk It Off Fundraiser For Suicide Prevention Australia: Positive Messages Shared

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Avalon Bulldogs Get Semi-Finals Fever 2017

Front Page Issue 327: Avalon A Grade Win 2017 Premiership

Avalon Bulldogs A Grade Win Again: 2017 Premiership - some great action photos by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League Football Club Presentation Evening 2017 by Brian Friend OAM

Winter Sports Season 2018 Opens - Some action at Hitchcock Park with the Avalon Junior Rugby League Football  Club: The Bulldogs

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2018: Avalon Beach March

Avalon Bulldogs Gala Day 2018: End of Season Games and Fun at Hitchcock Park, Careel Bay

Avalon Bulldogs JRLFC Presentation Day 2018 - two new Life Members + Players of the year + some great preso day fun! by Brian Friend OAM

Avalon Bulldogs has an A Grade Team for 2019 Season - Trail Match Vs. Ourimbah Magpies on March 23, April 6th Kickoff

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2019

Issue 407, June 2019 - That Doggie Dome Roar

Avalon Quilters

Avalon Quilters 

Avalon Quilters - Profile

Avalon Quilters Annual Show 2013 – Antique American Quilts by Michael Mannington

Front Page Issue 155

Avalon Quilters 2014 Show Raises Thousands For Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation - on Thursday 20th of March the ladies met Margie Lingard of AMDF and heard about the vital work of this organisation and about this disease

Front Page Issue 249Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work and Raffle Quilt

Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work - a wonderful display of Antique, Contemporary and Traditional Quilts seen at Avalon Beach this week

Avalon Quilters 2018 Exhibition Of Members Work and AMDF Raffle Quilt Touches Stars: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of March 2018: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Avalon Uniting Church

Avalon Quilters 2018 Exhibition Of Members Work A Bright Star Of Handmade Love: The Avalon Quilters Exhibition of their work and show was open on Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th March 2018. See some of the quilts that were on display!

Avalon Sailing Club

Avalon Sailing Club; eloquent history by Hon. Rob Stokes

Avalon Sailing Club History by Norm Field

Avalon Sailing Club Teaches A Novice To Sail Australia Day 2013

Avalon Sailing Club Celebrates 75 Years

Avalon Sailing Club Celebrates 75 Years - Pictorial

Gemma Rasdall - Profile

The Johnson Brothers - Profile

John Black - Profile

John Vaughan - Profile

Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot - Profile

David Henry Lyall PSM ESMM FAIB - Profile

Pirates Ahoy – Avalon Sailing Club Opens its 2014—2015 Sailing Season by Tracy Walker

Pittwater Sailors and Clubs Participate in Bart's Bash 2014 - Guinness World Record Set for ‘The Largest Sailing Race in the World’

Grand finale for 2014 Yachting NSW Youth Championships by Lisa Ratcliff

James Spithill - ISAF Sailor of the Year

Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial

ASC, BYRA, and RPAYC Youth Sailors at 2015 Yachting NSW Youth Championships This Long Weekend - Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 Reports by Lisa Ratcliff

Submariner, sailor and boating safety advocate take out NSW Maritime Awards: Manly's Captain Tim Swales, Avalon's David Lyall, and Peter Hunter  Front Page Issue 234

Front Page Issue 245 - Sail Sydney 2015

Sail Sydney 2015: ASC, BYRA, RPAYC, NLSC by Lisa Ratcliff: Four Pittwater sailors will then head off as members of the Australian Sailing Youth Team to be part of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016) in Langkawi, Malaysia

Put On Your Sailing Shoes: Pittwater's 2017-2018 Sailing Season

Eclipsed Rudder Replaced In Time For Couta Boat Nationals by Lisa Ratcliff

Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club by Lisa Ratcliff

A Long Weekend ON Pittwater: January 2018 by Peta Wise, Neil Johnston, Jools Farrell, Penny Gleen, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, Avalon Sailing Club, Woody Point Yacht Club, Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches

Avalon Sailing Club Hosts Pittwater Leg Of Australia Day Regatta 2018

Fusion Racing Team: are Clare Costanzo, Hannah Lanz, Jess Angus and Ruby ScholtenToday they fly out to Sweden to compete in the first ever women’s competition in the high-performance M32 catamarans for the GKSS Women’s Trophy. Straight after that they fly to the US to compete in the prestigious Governor’s Cup hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach(International Youth Match Racing Championship). After that it's the Chicago Grand Slam, followed by the Detroit Cup hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club. This all women Match racing team is hoping to see a World Match Racing Tour be developed for women, along with other sailing pathways for female sailors. Started sailing at Avalon Sailing Club

Sailing Season 2018 Open Day

Australia Day in Pittwater 2019

Youth Sailing In Pittwater: March 2019 Update - What's Been Happening At NLSC, BYRA, RPAYC, ASC and What's Coming Up For Autumn School Holidays

Avalon Tattoo 

Avalon Tattoo 2011 Feature:  the annual Avalon Tattoo is a chance for young and old to listen to great music and observe ancient traditions.

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo  Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial 

Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Events Schedule   Avalon Tattoo 2014 Report - Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial

Front Page Issue 167  Avalon Tattoo 2015 - the 10th Annual Celebration - A 10/10 Community Event - Lead Pipe Band this Year is Burwood RSL Sub-Branch Pipe Band - also celebrating their 10th year

 Avalon Tattoo 2015 – 10th Celebration - Pictorial and Report + Front Page Issue 218

Aviation in Pittwater

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial  Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 Report Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial  Front Page Issue 167

Neil Johnston  Cedric Vincent Williams

Deep Down Among the Coral - By Christopher Corr - A Limited Edition Print in Celebration of the seventy fifth anniversary of QANTAS Airways  - Collectors Corner

History:

Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor  Walter Oswald Watt   Wilfrid Kingsford Smith   John William Cherry   George Scotty Allan

First to Fly in Australia at North Narrabeen 

Bilgola Cottage and House

McCarr's Creek History

The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair 

Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes

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 Summer Houses: The Cabin, Palm Beach - The Pink House Of The Craig Family 

The Man Who Saved Smithy - Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero: the life of Sir Gordon Taylor MC, GC by Rick Searle - a few insights from the biographer of this new Allen&Unwin book on a local hero

Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Williams Family of Bayview - Friend of P G Taylor

Pittwater Mens Probus - Visit To The 2018 Temora Warbirds Airshow by Ron Seldon and Michael Mannington

B. 

Barrenjoey Headland 

 Ah Me-The Beauties Of Nature! By JUDY TUDOR January 13, 1945

Barrenjoey Headland - Amendments Alarming Community

Barrenjoey Headland Bushfire - Pictorial Update - Phoenix Landscape arises

Barrenjoey Commercialisation Canned by NSW Heritage and Environment Minister - Issue 123

Barrenjoey Headland - Bushflowers Spring 2012

Barrenjoey Headland Old and New Pictorial

Barrenjoey Headland Thriving After Bushfires  - On Friday Environment Minister Rob Stokes announced more than $3 million over four years to restore the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse and revitalise the Barrenjoey Headland heritage precinct. Friday was also the day the NSW Environment Minister announced the adoption of the amendment to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Lion Island, Long Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves Plan of Management.

Barrenjoey Headland Slated For Accommodation and Conferences (March 2016 Issue 257): Public to Be Excluded From Keepers, Boatmans and Fishers Cottages and Areas Around These - 30-40 people/beds on Architects Plans - NO Specification Documents Published to accompany these - " We have not excluded the provision of spaces within some of the buildings for community use and small scale gatherings." - OEH/NPWS

Barrenjoey Headland Keepers Cottages Slated for Accommodation Development feedback on the concept plans can now be made until Saturday 30 April (OEH Page updated April 18) - Community News Issue 263 (May 2016): Barrenjoey Plans Not Going Ahead - Community Rejects enmasse, again.

Front Page Issue 257: Barrenjoey Slated for Development AGAIN 

Front Page Issue 259: Community Feedback on Barrenjoey 2016 Open Day on New Development Proposal Causes Concern

Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees - History

Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction - History

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk by Geoff Clarke

Barrenjoey Light Keepers - History

Barrenjoey Rally Against Proposed Ammendments to Plan of Mangement and Commercialisation of Barrenjoey Headland For the Record

Barrenjoey Rally Pictorial Issue 120

Bi-Centenary Commemoration of Governor Phillip Honoured In Pittwater - Barrenjoey Repairs and Renovations Announced

Broken Bay Customs Station At Barrenjoey - History

Front Page Issue 120  Front Page Issue 188 - Barrenjoey Rejuvenation continues  Front Page Issue 196 - Barrenjoey Lighthouse Rejuventaions 1.1.2015 - A stroll Around the Headland + First Few Days in Pittwater 2015 Pictorial

George Mulhall - First Lightkeeper at Barrenjoey and First Rowing Champion of Australia - History

Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn  - History

Green Wing Press Launched

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2013 at Barrenjoey

Jervis Sparks - Profile 

Jervis Sparks: A Tribute: On April the 27th, 2018 a Memorial and Tribute was held for Jervis Sparks at Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

John Black - Profile

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Lighthouse Keepers Cottages You Can Rent in NSW - Designed or Inspired by Colonial Architect James Barnet: Includes Historic 'Lit' Days records   

Marine Parks Phase 3 Consultation Commences: Local Changes Details - from Lion Island to Barrenjoey, Narrabeen, Long Reef, Manly and Chowder Bay at Mosman

My Holiday by Charles de Boos - 1861

Palm Beach Golf Course - History

Photographers of Early Pittwater: Henry King

Pittwater Fishermen: Barrenjuie Days from six weeks after Europeans landed here until a few years ago, fishing off this landmark has been the site of historic moments in our fishing development

Pittwater Summer Houses: A Tent At Palm Beach's Governor Phillip Park 'Neath Barrenjoey

Roads In Pittwater: The Barrenjoey Road

State Of The Beaches 2015-16 Report: Northern Beaches, Estuarine and Lagoon by Beachwatch, NSW Dept. of Environment & Heritage: Barrenjoey Beach

State Of The Beaches Report 2017-2018: Barrenjoey/ Station Beach Shows Highest Level Of Animal Droppings of all Estuary Beaches, Elvina Bay Polluted After Rainfall Events - All Pittwater Coastal Beaches Rated 'Very Good' Except Warriewood and Turrimetta

Station Beach Off Leash Dog Area Proposal Ignores Current Uses Of Area, Environment, Long-Term Fauna Residents, Lack Of Safe Parking and Clearly Stated Intentions Of Proponents (to gain access to Barrenjoey Headland National Park) have your say until February 28, 2019

Palm Beach Protection Group Launch, Supporters Invited: Saturday Feb.16th - Residents Are Saying 'NO' To Off-Leash Dogs In Station Beach Eco-System - reports over 50 dogs a day on Station Beach throughout December-January (a No Dogs Beach) small children being jumped on, Native birds chased, dog faeces being left, families with toddlers leaving beach to get away from uncontrolled dogs and 'Failure of Process' in council 'consultation' open to February 28th 

The Barrenjoey School (1872 to 1894) - History

The Red Light Of Palm Beach by Jervis Sparks

The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland

Woodley's Cottage  - History

Barrenjoey High School

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2012

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Avalon Tattoo 2012

Avalon Youth Hub: The Door Is OPEN

Barrenjoey High School Students planting Avalon to Careel Bay Wildllife Corridor 

Year 10 Students participating in Duke Of Edinburgh Award 2012 - also the 50th year of this award in Australia

Barrenjoey High Schoolboy Honours 2013 Indigenous Commemorative Service at Hyde Park and meets NSW Governor

Barrenjoey High School Concert Band to Tour Northern Territory in 2013

Living Oceans Boomerang Bags for a No Plastic Please Avalon + Pittwater!

Women's Land Army Lady and Barrenjoey High School Student Attend 2014 Indigenous Commemorative Service at ANZAC Cenotaph-Hyde Park by Oliver Wyatt Front Page Issue 165

Royal Australian Navy scores Barrenjoey High School gig:  musicians workshop precedes Community Concert performance of The Movies show by the Navy Band then the Concert Band and Stage Band - on Saturday May 23rd

Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service 2015 - Pittwater's Doreen Cherry OAM and Barrenjoey Highs School's Oliver Wyatt attend to pay their respects

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony

Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World  Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA + Front Page Issue 305

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Surf Collective BHS Initiative 

Funds For Barrenjoey Community Performance Space - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

$1 Million For Barrenjoey Community Performance Space from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes MP for Pittwater

Remembrance Day In Pittwater 2017: Addresses by Barrenjoey high School Captains Elijah Thomson and Ella Couston

Emotional Health Forum At Barrenjoey High School Launches Wellbeing Spaces: Three organisations have come together with one thing in mind: the emotional health of youth on the northern beaches. Thanks goes to the Hon Rob Stokes, Councillor Kylie Ferguson, members of OneEighty Avalon, The Youth Hub Avalon and Barrenjoey High School for their hard work and dedication to meet the needs and shift the tide for our younger citizens. 

The Barrenjoey High School Winter Night Market: A 50th Anniversary Celebration by Sally Mayman and Sean Mulcahy

FARM AID 2018 (Bales from the Beach) - happening next Saturday, August 25th at Avalon Beach RSL - lots on for all ages!

Barrenjoey High School 50th Celebration - Some History Notes + The Original Barrenjoey school at the Lighthouse

Barrenjoey High Performance Space Funding Tops $1.2 Million - from Member for Pittwater, The Hon. Rob Stokes  

It takes more than a village to raise a Performance Space! from the Barrenjoey High School P&C and Community Performance Space (BCPS) Steering Committee 

Barrenjoey High School Across The Decades Staff Meeting by Sue Martin (Barrenjoey 1970 - 1996)

Surf Collective's High School Business Initiative: 2018 Winner's Product Now Available - The Squid Handplane!

Barrenjoey Performance Space Closer: Builder to be Named within Weeks - March 2019

Front Page Issue 400: Barrenjoey High School Students to the Rescue on Avalon Beach

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2019

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club

Profiles

Romilly Madew - President of Bilgola SLSC - Profile  Carol and Don McManus - Profile Don McManus - 55 Years In Surf Boats - 'The Don' of Rowing & Sweeping  The Bilgola SLSC' s Sweet Cheeks – Young Ladies With A Great Attitude  Pittwater's 2016 Australia Day Awards Pittwater Citizen of the Year is Romilly Madew, President of Bilgola SLSC Bilgola SLSC Boat Division 2017  Bruce Robertson OAM  David Henry Lyall PSM ESMM FAIB  Peter Fenley - Profile

Bilgola SLSC Christens New Boat (Carol McManus) and Launches Carnival Season with their 2013 Annual Boat Carnival

Bilgola SLSC’s Clean Sweep in Round One of 2014-15 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership

Bilgola Beach SLSC Launches the Anthony O'Toole Surfboat

Bilgola Gold Surf Boat Crew to Represent Australia in 2014 Trans-Tasman Test Match Series

Bilgola Gold Surf Boat Crew Wins 2014 Trans-Tasman Test Match Series by Dennis O'Toole

Bilgola SLSC - the First 10 years - History

Front Page Issue 139 Front Page Issue 148 Front Page Issue 149 Front Page Issue 187  Front Page Issue 188

Surfboat Shoot-out - Pittwater Festival Launch Event by Dennis O'Toole

2014 Pittwater Festival Launched by Hon. Bronwyn Bishop and Surf Boat Shoot Out on Pittwater 

Inaugural Surf Boat Shoot Out at RMYC - Opening Event of the 2014 Pittwater Festival

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the ‘Arrival of the Mal’ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Pittwater Surf Life Saving Masters at 2014 NSW Championships - A Toast To The Masterful

Surf Patrol Season 2013-14 Closes Today

Surf Patrol Season for 2013-2014 Season Closes Today (27th of April, 2014) - A Tribute to Our Volunteer Pittwater Surf Life Savers 

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2014

Pittwater Council Supports 2014-2015 Pittwater Ocean Swim Series by John Guthrie

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2014-2015 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships a Demonstration of One Wonderful Community

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events and Juniors First Aid Competitions

SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships – The Wrap and Results

NAVY ASRL Open completed Sunday 22nd of February 2015 and Navy National Interstate Surf Boat Championship - NSW Wins!

2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina - Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs!

NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2015 

Aussies 2015: Avalon Beach SLSC's Antiques Women's Boat Crew Win Branch, States, National and Worlds in One Year 

100 Years 100 Boats – Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2015

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club Hosts Round One of 2015-16 Season Boat Premiership: A Great Day of Competition by Kath McKenzie

Local Boaties In Ocean Thunder Opener: from SLS NSW and Beko Ocean Thunder Surfboat Series 

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2015-2016 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC + Front Page Issue 243

SNB Branch Lead After Day One of 2015 Interbranch Championships by SLS NSW

Front Page Issue 245 - Bilgola Ocean Swim 2015 Opens Pittwater Swim Series 2015-2016 Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Life Saving Branch Carnival 2016 - Juniors, Masters, Opens, Boats  SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES Branch JUNIOR Surf Lifesaving Carnival PALM BEACH February 2016 - results and pictures (courtesy Richard Cole - Pres. Avalon Beach SLSC) Plus: Results

Pittwater Surfboat Crew Retain Trans Tasman Title in International Surfboat Test Match: Mona Vale SLSC Wins - Avalon Beach SLSC Under 23's Win Development Squad Races and NSW State Races 

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Age Championships 2016  New South Wales Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2016 by NSW SLS   2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships by NSW SLS  New South Wales Surf Life Saving Surf Boats Championships 2016 and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wrap  

Front Page Issue 2582016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge Hosted by SLS NSW

End of Season for Northern Beaches Life Savers: A Celebration and Thank You For A Safe 2015/16 - from SLS SNB and Hon. Rob Stokes

Aussies 2016: Australian Surf Life Championships - some Results and Pictures

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2015/2016 - full list + Front Page Issue 270 

Bilgola SLSC's Lady Of Pure Determination: Jane Huang

Bilgola Beach SLSC's SLS SNB Surf Boat Carnival 2015-2016 Season

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of SLS SNB 2016-2017 Surf Boat Premiership

Warriewood SLSC Surf Boat Carnival 2016 - Round 3 of the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2016-17 Premiership

Front Page Issue 294: Bilgola's Billy Swim: An Open Inspiration To Get Into The Summer Swim Of Things - Pictorial

NSW 2017 Surfboat Interstate Team Announced - Best of the Best on Today (Sunday Feb. 5th, at North Narrabeen) by SLS NSW

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships 2017: some results + Surf Boats Carnival at Long Reef by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW 

Aussies 2017: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Bilgola SLSC 68th Annual General Meeting from Romilly Madew, President

Bilgola SLSC's 'Billy Boat Carnival' 2017

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2017-2018: Bilgola December 10th, Newport January 7th, Avalon January 14th, Mona Vale January 21st, The Big Swim January 28th

2018 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships Results for Surfboats and Masters - photos by Bill Sheridan

2018 Interstate Surfboat Championships, Trans-Tasman Test And Navy ASRL Open: Results, Winners Snaps and Wraps - Reports by Surf Life Saving NSW and Navy ASRL. Photos by Avalon Beach SLSC, Surf Life Saving NSW, Navy ASRL, Julie Hegarty and Bill Sheridan, 2018

Youngsters Gearing Up For State Champs 2018 Glory: Surf Life Saving NSW 

2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships Masters and Opens Competitions: Newport Cleans Up Competition in Opens The 2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships has continued at Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea Belmont from 7 - 11 March with the Masters and Open Competitions. Over 1,000 of the state's finest Masters and over 2,000 Opens athletes have been having a great time being great athletes. A few of the highlights, reports and photographs, courtesy of Surf Life Saving NSW 

Bilgola SLSC Salutes Bruce Robertson's 76 Years Of Service: Lifesaving Legend and Australia's Oldest Active Member Hangs Up His Patrol Cap

Aussies 2018: A Mass Exodus West! - Newport SLSC already winning gold, local surf boat crews moving across the Nullabor

Aussies 2018: Outstanding local results

Ducks Away As Lifesavers Gear Up For IRB Season 2018: Bilgola and Mona Vale Entering For First Time by SLS NSW

IRB Season 2018 Throttles Up At Stockton Beach: Round 1 Results + Bungan Beach SLSC Christens New IRB - The Col Rae

Rubber Ducky Racers Soar At Round 2: 2018 NSW IRB Premiership Season by Surf Life Saving NSW

Caves Beach Claim 2018 IRB Premiership Series: by Surf Life Saving NSW

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2018: all the recognition + Patrol of the Year

The 2018 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence - Avalon Beach SLSC named Club of the Year, Nigel Penn (Bilgola SLSC) awarded President's Medal + Front Page Issue 373

Community News Issue 380: Lifesaver saves Life and Nigel Penn Life Membership

Bilgola SLSC Hosts Round 1 Of The 2018-2019 SLS SNB Surf Boats Premiership + appointment of Romilly Madew to the Surf Life Saving Foundation Board! + Front Page Issue 382

Lifesavers Support Environmental Message: mobile collections are taking place during Summer - see where and when for here

A Fresh Salt Spray From Freshwater SLSC's Surf Boat Carnival Event 3 Of 2018-2019 SLS SNB Premiership+ Boaties Big Food Drop 2018. Next Is Autumn 2019

Summer In Pittwater: January 2019 - Tony Edwards Exhibition Of Paintings Launch, One Eighty Fund Raising Gala at Whale Beach, Club Palm Beach Summer Hospitality, Avalon Beach RSL Summer Hospitality, Blackmores Billy (Bilgola) Swim 2019, Pittwater Estuary Sea Mist, Learn to Sail, Elanora-Ingleside Native bee, Flagstaff Hill Lovett Bay, Palm Beach, Avalon Beach by Adriaan van der Wallen, Kylie Ferguson, David Madew, Rowan Jacobs, Selena Griffith, Lynleigh Greig and A J G. 

Bilgola SLSC's 2019 Ocean Swim by David Madew and Rowan Jacobs + Front Page Issue 390

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wins 2019 Interbranch Surf Boat Crown by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Australia Day 2019 Honours: The Recognition Lists of Inspirational Local Residents - Romilly Madew AO

A Sea Of Nippers Hit 2019 State Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW

2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Masters - Results For Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Clubs by Surf Life Saving NSW

SLSA Australian Championships -The Aussies 2019: Masters and Opens!

Bilgola SLSC 2019 Presentation evening

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

Bea Pierce Articles

McCarrs Creek Reserve Pictorial 

Spring 2015 Bush Flowers 

The Wild Temple of Yam Art Installation 

Nerang Track: Terrey Hills - Nature and Tree Abstracts

Neverfail Creek Pollution - Community Finds Councils Response Inadequate

Front Page Issue 304: Turrimetta Beach Sculptures - photos by Bea Pierce

Front Page issue 350: When it finally rains; Wet Rain Trees, at Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

A Winter Week in Pittwater July 2017 by Paul Wheeler, Bea Pierce, Mia Dalby-Ball

The Family That Cosplays Together Stays Together At Lithgow Historic Ironfest - School Holidays April 2019 - Weekend away that proves History is FUN!

Pittwater's Mother Nature for Mother's Day 2019

Beeby Park - Mona Vale

Pittwater Residents Trying To Save Beeby Park - by Save Beeby Park Committee

Concerns Over Beeby Reserve Mona Vale - New Car Park Flooding Issues - from Save Beeby Park Committee

New Car Parks at Warriewood+Mona Vale to Support B-Line Bus Service to Commence Construction in 2016 - details and diagrams - community information session on Mona Vale  on Tuesday 31 May 2016 from 6pm to 8pm

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 - History

Bilgola Plateau Public School

ANZAC Day 2014 Commemorative  Services at Avalon Beach RSL - Dawn Service and 11am March and Service Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2018: Avalon Beach 11 am March

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2019

Bilgola Plateau Public School - Sustainable Practices

Bilgola Student and Avalon lady attend Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 6th Annual Commemorative Service at Hyde Park 

Bilgola Plateau's NAIDOC Week Celebrations; Darinyung Sculpture and Under A Starry Sky

Cathy Freeman and Preston Campbell Attend Peninsula Schools Gift of 'Play' to fellow Schoolchildren

Peninsula CommUNITY of Schools Art Exhibition

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open - 2017

Pittwater Schoolchildren Help Create Taronga Wild! Rhino Sculpture Trail

100 Years 100 Boats – Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

Time Capsule Unearthed at Bilgola Plateau Public School‏ - If you are a past Bilgola Plateau Public School student please come and help us celebrate 50 years of being amazing - Bilgola PPS: 1965-2015

Bird Stories

Attracting Insectivore Birds to Your Garden: DIY Natural Tick Control small bird insectivores, species like the Silvereye, Spotted Pardalote, Gerygone, Fairywren and Thornbill, feed on ticks. Attracting these birds back into your garden will provide not only a residence for tick eaters but also the delightful moments watching these tiny birds provides.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2017: Take part from 23 - 29 October - how many birds live here?
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2018 - Our Annual 'What Bird Is That?' Week Is Here! This week the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from 22-28 October 2018. Pittwater is one of those places fortunate to have birds that thrive because of an Aquatic environment, a tall treed Bush environment and areas set aside for those that dwell closer to the ground, in a sand, scrub or earth environment. To take part all you need is 20 minutes and your favourite outdoor space. Head to the website and register as a Counter today! And if you're a teacher, check out BirdLife Australia's Bird Count curriculum-based lesson plans to get your students (or the whole school!) involved

Australian Predators of the Sky by Penny Olsen - published by National Library of Australia

Australian Raven  Australian Wood Duck Family at Newport

A Week In Pittwater Issue 128   A Week In Pittwater - June 2014 Issue 168

Baby Birds Spring 2015 - Rainbow Lorikeets in our Yard - for Children Baby Birds by Lynleigh Greig, Southern Cross Wildlife Care - what do if being chased by a nesting magpie or if you find a baby bird on the ground

Baby Kookaburras in our Backyard: Aussie Bird Count 2016 - October

Balloons Are The Number 1 Marine Debris Risk Of Mortality For Our Seabirds - Feb 2019 Study

Bangalley Mid-Winter   Barrenjoey Birds Bird Antics This Week: December 2016

Bird of the Month February 2019 by Michael Mannington

Birdland Above the Estuary - October 2012  Birds At Our Window   Birds at our Window - Winter 2014  Birdland June 2016

Birdsong Is a Lovesong at This time of The Year - Brown Falcon, Little Wattle Bird, Australian Pied cormorant, Mangrove or Striated Heron, Great Egret, Grey Butcherbird, White-faced Heron 

Bird Songs – poems about our birds by youngsters from yesterdays - for children Bird Week 2015: 19-25 October

Bird Songs For Spring 2016 For Children by Joanne Seve

Birds at Careel Creek this Week - November 2017: includes Bird Count 2017 for Local Birds - BirdLife Australia by postcode

Black Cockatoo photographed in the Narrabeen Catchment Reserves this week by Margaret G Woods - July 2019

Black-Necked Stork, Mycteria Australis, Now Endangered In NSW, Once Visited Pittwater: Breeding Pair shot in 1855

Black Swans on Narrabeen Lagoon - April 2013   Black Swans Pictorial

Brush Turkeys In Suburbia: There's An App For That - Citizen Scientists Called On To Spot Brush Turkeys In Their Backyards
Buff-banded Rail spotted at Careel Creek 22.12.2012: a breeding pair and a fluffy black chick
Cayley & Son - The life and Art of Neville Henry Cayley & Neville William Cayley by Penny Olsen - great new book on the art works on birds of these Australian gentlemen and a few insights from the author herself
Crimson Rosella - + Historical Articles on
Death By 775 Cuts: How Conservation Law Is Failing The Black-Throated Finch - new study 'How to Send a Finch Extinct' now published
Eastern Koel   Eastern Tern August 2012  Eastern Rosella - and a little more about our progression to protecting our birds instead of exporting them or decimating them.

Endangered Little Tern Fishing at Mona Vale Beach

‘Feather Map of Australia’: Citizen scientists can support the future of Australia's wetland birds: for Birdwatchers, school students and everyone who loves our estuarine and lagoon and wetland birds

First Week of Spring 2014

Fledgling Common Koel Adopted by Red Wattlebird -Summer Bird fest 2013  Flegdlings of Summer - January 2012

Flocks of Colour by Penny Olsen - beautiful new Bird Book Celebrates the 'Land of the Parrots'

Friendly Goose at Palm Beach Wharf - Pittwater's Own Mother Goose

Front Page Issue 177  Front Page Issue 185 Front Page Issue 193 - Discarded Fishing Tackle killing shorebirds Front Page Issue 203 - Juvenile Brush Turkey  Front Page Issue 208 - Lyrebird by Marita Macrae Front Page Issue 219  Superb Fairy Wren Female  Front Page Issue 234National Bird Week October 19-25  and the 2015 the Aussie Back Yard Bird Count: Australia's First Bird Counts - a 115 Year Legacy - with a small insight into our first zoos Front Page Issue 236: Bird Week 2015 Front Page Issue 244: watebirds Front Page Issue 260: White-face Heron at Careel Creek Front Page Issue 283: Pittwater + more birds for Bird Week/Aussie Bird Count  Front Page Issue 284: Pittwater + more birds for Bird Week/Aussie Bird Count Front Page Issue 285: Bird Week 2016  Front Page Issue 331: Spring Visitor Birds Return

G . E. Archer Russell (1881-1960) and His Passion For Avifauna From Narrabeen To Newport 

Glossy Black-Cockatoo Returns To Pittwater by Paul Wheeler Glossy Cockatoos - 6 spotted at Careel Bay February 2018

Grey Butcher Birds of Pittwater

INGLESIDE LAND RELEASE ON AGAIN BUT MANY CHALLENGES  AHEAD by David Palmer

Issue 60 May 2012 Birdland - Smiles- Beamings -Early -Winter - Blooms

Jayden Walsh’s Northern Beaches Big Year - courtesy Pittwater Natural Heritage Association

John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia  by Dr. Fred Ford - Between 1850 and 1950 as many mammals disappeared from the Australian continent as had disappeared from the rest of the world between 1600 and 2000! Zoologist Fred Ford provides fascinating, and often poignant, stories of European attitudes and behaviour towards Australia's native fauna and connects these to the animal's fate today in this beautiful new book - our interview with the author

July 2012 Pittwater Environment Snippets; Birds, Sea and Flowerings

Juvenile Sea Eagle at Church Point - for children

King Parrots in Our Front Yard  

Kookaburra Turf Kookaburra Fledglings Summer 2013  Kookaburra Nesting Season by Ray Chappelow  Kookaburra Nest – Babies at 1.5 and 2.5 weeks old by Ray Chappelow  Kookaburra Nest – Babies at 3 and 4 weeks old by Ray Chappelow  Kookaburra Nest – Babies at 5 weeks old by Ray Chappelow

Lion Island's Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) Get Fireproof Homes - thanks to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Fix it Sisters Shed

Lorikeet - Summer 2015 Nectar

Lyre Bird Sings in Local National Park - Flock of Black Cockatoos spotted - June 2019

Magpie's Melodic Melodies - For Children (includes 'The Magpie's Song' by F S Williamson)

Masked Lapwing (Plover) - Reflected

May 2012 Birdland Smiles Beamings Early Winter Blooms 

Mistletoebird At Bayview

Nankeen Kestrel Feasting at Newport: May 2016

National Bird Week 2014 - Get Involved in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count: National Bird Week 2014 will take place between Monday 20 October and Sunday 26 October, 2014. BirdLife Australia and the Birds in Backyards team have come together to launch this year’s national Bird Week event the Aussie Backyard Bird Count! This is one the whole family can do together and become citizen scientists...

National Bird Week October 19-25  and the 2015 the Aussie Back Yard Bird Count: Australia's First Bird Counts - a 115 Year Legacy - with a small insight into our first zoos

Native Duck Hunting Season Opens in Tasmania and Victoria March 2018: hundreds of thousands of endangered birds being killed - 'legally'!

Nature 2015 Review Earth Air Water Stone

New Family of Barking Owls Seen in Bayview - Church Point by Pittwater Council

Noisy Visitors by Marita Macrae of PNHA 

Odes to Australia's Fairy-wrens by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen and Constance Le Plastrier 1884 and 1926

Oystercatcher and Dollarbird Families - Summer visitors

Pacific Black Duck Bath

Painted Button-Quail Rescued By Locals - Elanora-Ingleside escarpment-Warriewood wetlands birds

Palm Beach Protection Group Launch, Supporters InvitedSaturday Feb.16th - Residents Are Saying 'NO' To Off-Leash Dogs In Station Beach Eco-System - reports over 50 dogs a day on Station Beach throughout December-January (a No Dogs Beach) small children being jumped on, Native birds chased, dog faeces being left, families with toddlers leaving beach to get away from uncontrolled dogs and 'Failure of Process' in council 'consultation' open to February 28th 

Pardalote, Scrub Wren and a Thornbill of Pittwater

Pecking Order by Robyn McWilliam

Pelican Lamps at Narrabeen  Pelican Dreamsong - A Legend of the Great Flood - dreamtime legend for children

Pittwater Becalmed  Pittwater Birds in Careel Creek Spring 2018   Pittwater Waterbirds Spring 2011  Pittwater Waterbirds - A Celebration for World Oceans Day 2015

Pittwater's Little Penguin Colony: The Saving of the Fairies of Lion Island Commenced 65 Years Ago this Year - 2019

Pittwater's Mother Nature for Mother's Day 2019

Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050 by CSIRO

Plover Appreciation Day September 16th 2015

Powerful and Precious by Lynleigh Grieg

Red Wattlebird Song - November 2012

Restoring The Diamond: every single drop. A Reason to Keep Dogs and Cats in at Night. 

Salt Air Creatures Feb.2013

Sea Birds off the Pittwater Coast: Albatross, Gannet, Skau + Australian Poets 1849, 1898 and 1930, 1932

Sea Eagle Juvenile at Church Point

Seagulls at Narrabeen Lagoon

Seen but Not Heard: Lilian Medland's Birds - Christobel Mattingley - one of Australia's premier Ornithological illustrators was a Queenscliff lady - 53 of her previously unpublished works have now been made available through the auspices of the National Library of Australia in a beautiful new book

7 Little Ducklings: Just Keep Paddling - Australian Wood Duck family take over local pool by Peta Wise 

Shag on a North Avalon Rock -  Seabirds for World Oceans Day 2012

Short-tailed Shearwaters Spring Migration 2013 

South-West North-East Issue 176 Pictorial

Spring 2012 - Birds are Splashing - Bees are Buzzing

Spring Becomes Summer 2014- Royal Spoonbill Pair at Careel Creek

Spring Notes 2018 - Royal Spoonbill in Careel Creek

Station Beach Off Leash Dog Area Proposal Ignores Current Uses Of Area, Environment, Long-Term Fauna Residents, Lack Of Safe Parking and Clearly Stated Intentions Of Proponents have your say until February 28, 2019

Summer 2013 BirdFest - Brown Thornbill  Summer 2013 BirdFest- Canoodlers and getting Wet to Cool off  Summer 2013 Bird Fest - Little Black Cormorant   Summer 2013 BirdFest - Magpie Lark

The Mopoke or Tawny Frogmouth – For Children - A little bit about these birds, an Australian Mopoke Fairy Story from 91 years ago, some poems and more - photo by Adrian Boddy
Winter Bird Party by Joanne Seve

Books:

Pittwater Authors and writers (Profiles):

Joan Fisher Pam Bayfield Lynda Hill Andrew Holder  Phil Colman-Peter Mitchell Exploring tidal waters on Australia’s temperate coast  June Lahm   Robyn McWilliam Edwin Barnard  Doug Elliott  Katerina Cosgrove Jervis Sparks  John Ogden  Jan Roberts  Nick Carroll   Roper Lars Scott (Buster) Brown Q.C.B.C.   John Stephen Ayliffe  Takashi Tachibana  Frances Black  Katherine Roberts  Julie Janson  Louise Park  Linda Buchan 

New Free Street Library in Avalon - a tiny vestibule of literary happiness!

A Kind of Victory: Captain Charles Cox and His Australian Cavalrymen by Craig Wilcox - former Narrabeen resident and Military Historian releases new National Library of Australia book on a little known chapter in the Light Horse Regiment 

A Strange Irony by Pam Bayfield

A Walk In The Bush - Written and Illustrated by Gwyn PerkinsScotland Island resident Gwyn Perkins has dedicated this great book for young readers 'For Sabene - from Grandad' - written and illustrated by the author, adult readers may well recognise the places, plants and creatures that feature in this work and would enjoy some of the artists other illustrations created to depict humorous captures of island life in his 28 Days on an Island.  

Australian Predators of the Sky by Penny Olsen - published by National Library of Australia

Launch of For The Love of Grace - Pam Bayfield's NEW Book

An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper by Penny Olsen, foreword by David Attenborough  By Penny Olsen

Award Winning SMH Journalist Bringing The Dramatic Story Of The Sydney Opera House To Avalon This October In Time For 45th Anniversary: Author Event Oct. 4th, tickets just $20 

The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - A Definitive Reference and Data Base - Launched

Badge, Boot, Button: The Story Of Australian Uniforms by Craig Wilcox - (former Narrabeen resident) follows the evolving to an Australian climate our uniforms have had to undergo - those thick woollen uniforms needed by British soldiers in 1788 may be well suited to Northern Winters but those wearing them here may be in dire straits during a mid-Summer heatwave. Sports uniforms have changed too. Another change in uniform is that of surf lifesavers...

Cayley & Son - The life and Art of Neville Henry Cayley & Neville William Cayley by Penny Olsen - great new book on the art works on birds of these Australian gentlemen and a few insights from the author herself

Collecting Ladies - Ferdinand Von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists By Penny Olsen - an extensive and well researched insight into some of our early lady Botanical Artists

Crime, Punishment and Redemption - A Convict's Story by Dr. June Slee - While researching her doctorate in 1990 on the transportation of young male convicts to Point Piper in Van Diemen's Land at the Australian National Maritime Museum's Vaughan Evans Library, June Slee was given a folder of typewritten pages entitled Manuscript Diary by John Ward CONVICT - this wonderful new book belongs in every Australian home - our interview with the author

Emporium: Selling the Dream in Colonial Australia by Edwin Barnard- Editor, Author, Historian and Avalon gentleman, Edwin Barnard's new book Emporium uses collections of advertisements as starting points in assembling a series of self-contained ‘snapshots’ to paint a lively and entertaining picture of everyday life in the Australian colonies.

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales Of Australian Crime - great new book by National Library of Australia

Flocks of Colour by Penny Olsen - beautiful new Bird Book Celebrates the 'Land of the Parrots'

Heartsong - an Anthology of Pittwater Poetry Launched Home Grown Food Program in Fruit and Veg Month by Jess Rosman

Phil Colman-Peter Mitchell-Exploring Tidal Waters on Australia's Temperate Coast 

Phil Colman-Peter Mitchell-Exploring Tidal Waters on Australia's Temperate Coast 

Robert Dunn's Pittwater Uprising – A Secessionist’s View Launched on Pittwater Council's 21st Anniversary

Royal Visits to Australia by Jane Connors - A new book from the National Library of Australia that offers a catalogue of wonderful insights and rare images - our interview with the authoress 

Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN by Suzanne Rickard - our interview with the author

Saltwater People of the Broken Bays by John Ogden

Seen but Not Heard: Lilian Medland's Birds - Christobel Mattingley - one of Australia's premier Ornithological illustrators was a Queenscliff lady - 53 of her previously unpublished works have now been made available through the auspices of the National Library of Australia in a beautiful new book

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait Of Colonial Childhood by Edwin Barnard - our chat with this local author about this wonderful new book for young and not so young

The Beach: An Australian Passion by Robert Drewe - great new book from NLA  and an Award Winning Australian writer - perfect for Summer Celebrations

Taking Flight: Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career by Kristen Alexander - to be launched by Gaby Kennard OAM on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016 and coinciding with Women of Aviation World Wide Week, 7-13 March 2016

The Catch: The Story Of Fishing In Australia a new NLA book by Anna Clark: Berkelouw's at Mona Vale are hosting Anna on Thursday October 12th for a focus on this new work, details and how to book here

The Camino Diaries by Cilla Cole: a wonderful journal sharing this Ancient Way Pilgrimage from the point of view of four walkers

The Girl Who Stole Stockings by Elsbeth Hardie: a recent visitor to Manly shares a few insights on the best personal non fiction history of a relative transported at age 13 and insights into Green Hills post-Andrew Thompson - one for all Kiwis too!

The John Street Heroes by Warwick Dalzell - The introduction to a little volume Mr. Dalzell published online a few years ago - It is set in the North of Ireland and talks about life there during the Second World War

The Peregrine Falcon by Warwick Dalzell - one of the stories from The John Street Heroes - holiday reading!

The Man Who Saved Smithy - Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero: the life of Sir Gordon Taylor MC, GC by Rick Searle - a few insights from the biographer of this new Allen&Unwin book on a local hero

The Story of Bob Waterer and his Family 1803-2010 By Nan Bosler 

The writing of ‘Growing Up with Fragile X Syndrome: The Road to Marty Campbell by Dr Robyn Iredale

True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett's Art by Professor John Maynard - Featuring 20 images from this renowned artist with wonderful commentary by Professor John Maynard, and a focus on the place where Bungaree originally hailed from, this new book should be of interest to all peoples of the Broken Bay and Pittwater regions - our interview with Professor Maynard

Walk With Us Book Review by Sabine Kacha

What Do We Want? The Story Of Protest In Australia by Clive Hamilton - new NLA book the first to look at the history of protest in Australia

Writers Day 2014 at Mona Vale LibraryTo celebrate Library and Information Week, budding writers, literary lovers and the young are being offered a wonderful series of free workshops and seminars at Mona Vale Library all on the one day - Wednesday 21st of May

Brian Friend OAM (Friendly) Articles

Brian Friend  - Profile Brian Friend - OAM

A Cruel Sea by Gordon Wellings Q.C., B.C.

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open fundraiser for Sunnyfield Assoc - NRL Greats descend on Hitchcock Park Avalon

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open Pictorial 2013 Junior Rugby League Season Opens

Broken Bay Water Police  - History

Friendly Toulouse Goose at Palm Beach - Yes! Pittwater has her very own 'Mother Goose' - for Children

Hawkesbury River Wharves

The Story of the making of the paintings illustrating the “Falcon” rescue of “Votan” and her crew – Sunday 9th June 1974 by Christine Hill

Mermaids of Palm Beach July 2012 Fundraiser with JPY and John Williamson by Brian Friend and Michael Mannington

A Week In Pittwater Issue 128

International Fleet Review Pictorial from RAN Fleet Entance on 4th of October 2013 to Sydney Harbour 

Roper Lars Scott (Buster) Brown - ‘LEGEND of the SEA’ by Brian Friend, OAM-QCBC - On Friday 7th of February, at the Pt Clare Marine Rescue Base at Gosford, RLS 'Buster' Brown was presented with a his 'Life Membership' and 'Long Service' awards to the RVCP (now Volunteer Marine Rescue). Brian Friend, OAM, a fellow Retired Water Policeman was in attendance and shares an insight into one of Pittwater’s finest.

Ropers Lars Scott Brown Q.C.B.C. (Buster) Memorial Service - Tribute to a Waterman Extraordinaire by Eric Brown Family, Charlie Chicka Kuhn (South Curl Curl SLSC), David Harrison (Life Member Marine Rescue Broken Bay) and Brian Friend OAM QCBC - Retired Water Police

From Near and Far - Issue 198

Avalon Bulldogs and Mon Vale Raiders at Hitchcock Park Opening Match Season 2015

Football Season 20916 Kicks Off in Pittwater: Avalon Bulldogs 

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record + Front Page Issue 267

Out and About in Pittwater - Local Heroes visit Doggie Dome

2017 Masters And 1967 A Grade Reunion; Belrose Eagles invited Narrabeen Sharks from Brian Friend

Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League Football Club Presentation Evening 2017 by Brian Friend OAM

Warringah Touch Football Association (Inc.) Winter Comp. Grand Finals 2018: by Brian Friend OAM 

Avalon Bulldogs JRLFC Presentation Day 2018 - two new Life Members + Players of the year + some great preso day fun! by Brian Friend OAM

Friendly's MO To GO! In 2019 World's Greatest Shave's 21st Year  No one has seen that upper lip bare for over 48 years - an interview with Mr. Friend on all things MO - chip in to help out!!

World's Greatest Shave 2019: Mo, Fro and Lanky Locks GO! Over 20k Raised!! + Front Page Issue 397

Bungan Beach SLSC

Matt Sheridan Profile

Front Page Issue 204Whale Beach SLSC Hosts 2015 Inter- Schools SLS Carnival

SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships“ The Wrap and Results

SLS-NSW's IRB Premiership 2015 - Windang Action by Jamie Nilsson

2015 IRB NSW State Championships: Caves Beach places 1st, Newport SLSC’s Novice Mass Rescue team win Silver, Avalon Beach SLSC wins Gold and Bronze - places 7th overall

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2015

Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Bungan Beach and Bungan Head Reserves:  A Headland Garden

Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Life Saving Branch Carnival 2016 - Juniors, Masters, Opens, Boats

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2016 by NSW SLS

2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships by NSW SLS

Community News Issue 261: New ATV for Bungan Beach SLSC

IRB Season 2016 Takes Flight - SLS NSW Report, pictures and Progressive Point Score after Round One

Kiama Downs Takes Control Of IRB Premiership by SLS NSW

Mollymook To Host 2016 IRB State Championships + Kiama Downs Claims IRB Premiership: Queenscliff claims 3rd and Newport Team A wins 3rd in 35+ tube rescue

NSW IRB Championships 2016: Local Crews make Finals, Win Medals + NSW Announce Young IRB Interstate Team by SLS NSW + Front Page Issue 271

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season 2017by Surf Life saving NSW Bungan, Newport and Avalon Beach SLSC's among finalist placers in Round 1 - report includes great action pictures by Richard Black and Richard Cole, President Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 311  

IRB Season Heats Up (Round 3 - including finals of Round 2) by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW

Newport SLSC IRB Under 23 Team Win Bronze In 2017 State Championships - a Bronze for Bungan SLSC too

Ducks Away As Lifesavers Gear Up For IRB Season 2018: Bilgola and Mona Vale Entering For First Time by SLS NSW

Front Page Issue 359: The Col Rae launched

IRB Season 2018 Throttles Up At Stockton Beach: Round 1 Results + Bungan Beach SLSC Christens New IRB - The Col Rae

Rubber Ducky Racers Soar At Round 2: 2018 NSW IRB Premiership Season by Surf Life Saving NSW

Caves Beach Claim 2018 IRB Premiership Series: by Surf Life Saving NSW

Community News Issue 373: Col Rae Honoured Community News Issue 375: Vale Col Rae

23 Clubs To Start Their IRB Engines This Weekend: The 50th Anniversary Of IRBs In Australia Is In 2019 and Began Here!

Kiama Downs Take Out First IRB 2019 Premiership Round + Front Page Issue 404

IRB 2019 Premiership Round 2 on the Central Coast

Hat-Trick For Kiama Downs At 2019 IRB Premiership: Round 3 by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB Premiership Won & State Team Announced by Surf Life Saving New South Wales, photos by Richard Black

Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2019 - full list

C.

Cancer Council - Australia 

Articles from and about

Carols by the Sea 2014 - Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC - Front Page Issue 194

NSW Community Members ask Premier Baird to Reduce the BurdenCancer Council 'Saving Life' campaign gets major boost from Manly MP Mike Baird

11th Biggest Morning Tea for Palm Beach Couple - On Saturday May 23rd Janet and Max Petrie will host a Biggest Morning Tea event  at their Pacific Road, Palm Beach home, a community event with their neighbours helping with the distribution of invitations and contributing cakes and finger food for the occasion as well as attending from 10 a.m. + Front Page Issue 214

Manly's Early Sand Sculptors: How Pennies Can Become Pounds and Found A New Art;  It's finals day at the Vissla Sydney Pro in Manly today, Sunday March 4th - to celebrate all things surfing and getting on the sand, a look into what else has happened with the sands of Manly - and Palm Beach!; A few years ago Pittwater Online News ran a page on the annual Palm Beach Castles in the Sand event  which would raise funds for Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.

Children's and Young Adults Stories:

A different way of experiencing the world by Lucinda Rose

A Glimpse of the Hawkesbury 1883 by Francis Myers, ILLUSTRATED BY J. C. HOYTE.

A Sea Of Nippers Hit 2019 State Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW

ABORIGINAL LEGENDS: THE KOOKABURRA - for Children

Adrenalin 360 Surf and Skate Competition and Kids Festival

Amazing space: NASA head in Australia to celebrate 50 years of partnership by CSIRO - for lifelong Students

Animalia Of Australia: Protecting Wildlife From Pets by Kayleigh Greig, Age 13

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

100 Years 100 Boats Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates April 19th, 2015 at Warriewood: transcription of Governor of New South Wales' Address and ANZAC CENTENARY PROLOGUE by Mr. Bill Hardman

Anzac Day 2016 - March and Services

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Archibald, Wynne And Sulman Prizes 2016 Finalists Announced: Young Archie Finalists And Honourable Mentions - One for our inspired and inspiring up and coming young Artists featuring Young Archie works!

Are You up to the RED BELT CHALLENGE by Hoshin Australia

ArtFest 2012 - Biannual Children's Art Exhibition

Artists, Scientists And Children Celebrate Restoration Of Underwater Forests by UNSW - follow up on Palm Beach Seaweed Contributes to Reef Restoration - Bald Reef Gets New Growth With Seaweed Transplant by UNSW  Ran in Issue 146 - January 2014

ASC, BYRA, and RPAYC Youth Sailors at 2015 Yachting NSW Youth Championships This Long Weekend - Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 Reports by Lisa Ratcliff

Aussie Science Student Rows Her Way To The USA

Australia Day Songs of Yore(1818-1826) and the First Poet-Laureate of Australia

Australia's First School Launch was in Pittwater  Australia's First Steamers 

Australian Surf Festival 2016 (to 15 August): Australian shortboard champions, Australian Surfmasters Titles + Australian Longboard Titles- Local placewinners and great photos by Ethan Smith/Surfng NSW + Front Page Issue 275

Australian Ibis For Children

Australia My Country Awards 2014 - Four Pittwater Schools have a combined 378 entries in the Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch sponsored competition this year - pictures by Peta Wise

Avalon Community Garden's Zest For Life Festival Inspired By Young Gardener: Sunday, April 8 at 10 AM - 2 PM

Avalon Beach SLSC Cadets - A Year of Self Empowering Self Sufficiency  Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself

Avalon Bulldogs and Mona Vale Raiders Run Rampant In Hitchcock Park !  Avalon Bulldogs Season Open fundraiser for Sunnyfield Assoc - NRL Greats descend on Hitchcock Park Avalon  Avalon Bulldogs Season Open Pictorial  Avalon Bulldogs - Rugby League Semi-Finals 2015 and Grand Finalists 2015 + Front Page Issue 229  Avalon Bulldogs Junior Teams WIN!! Their 2015 Grand Finals - Front Page Issue 230  Avalon Bulldogs Massive 2015 Season: Grand Final Premiers 2015 Front Page Issue 231 Avalon Bulldogs Gala Day 2018: End of Season Games and Fun at Hitchcock Park, Careel Bay

Avalon Festival of Surf 2014 Set to Rock the Waves  Avalon Festival of Surf 2014 - The Wrap and Results by Joshua Axford

Avalon Market Day Dog Show 2015 by Adrian Boddy

Avalon Sailing Club Teaches A Novice To Sail

Avalon Soccer Club - Vanuatu Tour 2013 - W16 Teams 2012 & 2013

Avalon Yoga Co-op Opens: A Door to Much Better Health and Fitness for You   - a group of passionate yoga teachers who are collaborating to bring authentic, affordable yoga to the Avalon community and beyond.

Avalon Youth Hub: The Door Is OPEN + Front Page Issue 360

Av. Green Team Creating Waves Of A Sustainable Green And Clean Future - 2nd Sustainability Day 2017

A Week In Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial - SLS Junior Carnival at Newport

Baby Birds Spring 2015 - Rainbow Lorikeets in our Yard - for Children

Bangalley Headland Self Guided Walk July 2014 

Barrenjoey High School Students planting Avalon to Careel Bay Wildllife Corridor 

Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World  Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA + Front Page Issue 305

Barrenjoey High School Winter Night Market: A 50th Anniversary Celebration by Sally Mayman and Sean Mulcahy

Bi-Centenary Commemoration of Governor Phillip Honoured In Pittwater - Barrenjoey Repairs and Renovations Announced

Bilgola Plateau Public School - Sustainable Practices

Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Bilgola Beach SLSC's SLS SNB Surf Boat Carnival 2015-2016 Season

Bilgola Student and Avalon lady attend Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 6th Annual Commemorative Service at Hyde Park 

Bilgola Plateau's NAIDOC Week Celebrations; Darinyung Sculpture and Under A Starry Sky

Billabong Oz Grom Cup 2018 by Surfing NSW

Billy The Bandicoot Celebrates World Environment Day from Pittwater and Warringah Councils (education and fun event for our children).

BL's Blast Off - Barton Lynch

BL's Blast Off 2011 Pictures  Barton Lynch Profile  The Surfers Group  BL's Blast Off 2012  World's Largest Grommet Festival Returns - an outline of the September 23-26 2013 Blast Off from BL and Co.  BL's Blast off 2013  BL's Blast Off 2014 Report and Blast Off 2014 Pictorial  andFront Page Issue 182  BL’s Blast Off 2015 – Celebrating 10 Great Years of Surfing Festival Fun + International Day of Surfing Celebration at Harbord Diggers on Friday June 19th Front Page Issue 218  BL's Blast Off 2015 Begins - Front Page Issue 232  Easter Tide 2014  International Surfing Day 2014 Hurley Champions Coach at Avalon Beach to Help Others Catch Their First Wave  BL's Blast Off 2014 Report and Blast Off 2014 Pictorial  and Front Page Issue 182  BL’s Blast Off 2015 – Celebrating 10 Great Years of Surfing Festival Fun Front Page Issue 218  BL's Blast Off 2016 - report, pictures, links to albums + Front Page Issue 283

Bird Songs for Spring 2016 For Children - by Joanne Seve

Bodhi Leigh-Jones Scores Win In Subway® Pro Junior's Event 2 at Cronulla this week: January 2017 - reports from Surfing NSW

Brush Turkeys In Suburbia: There's An App For That - Citizen Scientists Called On To Spot Brush Turkeys In Their Backyards

Bush To Beach Program A Huge Success   Bush to Beach 2015: 10th Anniversary of the Bush to Beach Program - 2015 - Brewarrina children are at South Narrabeen SLSC this weekend 

Butter churns: Pittwater Dairies

Captain T. Watson and his Captain Cook Statues: A Tribute to Kindness - for students of all ages

Carols by the Sea 2014 - Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC - Front Page Issue 194 Carols by the Sea 2015 Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 245

Careel Creek Birdland 8.8.2015

Celebrating World Radio Day: The Bilgola Connection With The Beginnings Of Radio In Australia

Champion International Sailors Return To Inspire Objective Future Champion Sailors at RPAYC

Channel-Billed Cuckoo in Mona Vale (2014)

Charles Dickens and His Two Australian Sons

Childrens Stories - Real Life Counterparts - A Collection of these for Pittwater Children

Clare Costanzo WINS Hardy Cup 2018: First Female Skipper - First All Female Team To Take Out Prestigious Match Racing Event

Community News Issue 259: Mona Vale Skate Park Appearing Before Our Eyes 

Competitors Blaze Through Opening Rounds of Subway Surf Series Pro Junior at Cronulla - by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

C-130 - RAAF 50 Years Celebratory Hercules Doing Laps Over Pittwater - Family Day - for boys and girls of all ages!

Creative Creatures Film Festival 2018 Wows Big Audience With Big Ideas

Crested Pigeons An Australian Native - For Children

Curious Kids Series: How Did Trees come From?

Dance Fever 2012 by Peta Wise

Dance Fever Dance Spectacular 2016: Inter-School Challenge - Maria Regina Students are very deft of feet! by Joanne Seve

Daylight Saving - A Few Notes from the Past - commenced in Tasmania - October 1st, 1916

Documentary being made about Indigenous Choir Sydney Conservatorium of Music performance - a film, entitled One Good Day  will follow the Choir's journey from an appearance at their favourite beach in Dee Why, through practice sessions in Blacktown, until they walk up on stage at the Conservatorium on December 13 to proudly sing in a combination of English and in the Dharug language.

Dr Roc and the Graduates at RMYC 

Double Rainbow by Bernadette Kelly

Elsie Track, Scotland Island Reclaimed: Community Engages Next Generation On A Great Way Forward For Little Feet! By SIOCS - The Island Kindy and SIRA - report and pictures by Adriana Labate

Epic Swell Avalon Beach - March 16, 2014 - Photos by Patrick Hudson

Express Yourself 2015 -  a vibrant, fascinating and dynamic exhibition showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the 2014 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney Northern Beaches - at Manly Art Gallery until March 22

Express Yourself 2018 Award Winners Announced: On Show At MAG&M Until April 1

Far West Children's health Scheme - the Formation Years  

Father's Day 2015: A Short Insight Into Dad's Day Being Established in Australia

‘Feather Map of Australia’: Citizen scientists can support the future of Australia's wetland birds: for Birdwatchers, school students and everyone who loves our estuarine and lagoon and wetland birds

Friendly Toulouse Goose at Palm Beach - Yes! Pittwater has her very own 'Mother Goose' - for Children

From Near and Far Pictorial Issue 198 - GromSearch 2015, Johnny Carter Swim School

Front Page Issue 165 Front Page Issue 190 Billie and Jemma Raise funds for Cancer Research  Front Page Issue 198 Billie, Jemma and Ava - great result  Front Page Issue 202: Express Yourself 2015 Winner  Front Page Issue 224: Pittwater Girls Excel in 29er European Sailing Championship  Front Page Issue 247ShoreShocked Battle of the Bands Competition and Music Festival Opens Pittwater Council's 2016 Youth Events + Surfing Australia-Rip Curl GromSearch: Five 2015 Events to January 2016 Final + Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot win All-Girls 29er in 2016 Australian Youth Championships: Second Year in a Row + Avalon Beach SLSC Ocean Swim - Palm Beach SLSC Brats - Brutes - Bruisers Carnival Photo Albums link  Front Page Issue 251: Pittwater Youth Hosts Shoreshocked Northern Beaches Band Comp at Mona Vale  Front Page Issue 258Football Season 2016 Kicks Off in Pittwater

Future Lifesaving Leaders Are Sydney Bound: A group of highly dedicated young surf lifesavers will trade school books for surf caps when they make their way to an exciting leadership network opportunity on Sydney’s Northern Beaches from next week. The annual Junior Lifesaver of the Year program (JLOTY) and Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM) will again run concurrently in 2018 with over  50 teenagers aged 13-17 from the 11 branches preparing to make their way to the 4-day program.

Future Vet Kids Camp - Article by Kayleigh Greig, 15

Georgia Miller Young Athlete of the Year - Sport NSW Awards Daniel Fitzgibbons and Liesl Tesch  Team of the Year with a Disability + All Award Winners in report: Gilmore claims top NSW Sports Award by Cheryl Battaerd - Sport NSW CEO

Getting Air - South Avalon - May 2013

Give-Get Given Barrenjoey Asparagus Fern Out Day

Gonski 2.0 Passes House Of Representatives: What It Means For Our Local Schools

Google Cultural Institute launches in Australia Online Access for Students Young and Old to AustralianTreasures

Go Outside and Play: FREE Pittwater Bushwalks for School Holiday Fun 

Governor's Cup 2016: RPAYC Team Awarded Sportsmanship Trophy

Grand finale for 2014 Yachting NSW Youth Championships by Lisa Ratcliff

Grandparents Day 2012 by Peta Wise

Gravitational Waves World-First Discovery Down Under by CSIRO and University of Sydney

Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship 2014 - Event Site goes live!; Notice of Race and Invitation to Apply is now available by RPAYC  HARKEN International Youth Match Racing 2015: hosted by RPAYC - Day 1, 2, 3 and 4 Reports by Stephen Collopy Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship 2018 On Pittwater by Lisa Ratcliff

Harvest Day 2012 at Maria Regina Avalon by Alexis Conn and Peta Wise

Havaianas NSW Junior Team Gears Up For Aussie Titles In Phillip Island - Local Surfers representing NSW by Surfing NSW

Heartsong - an Anthology of Pittwater Poetry Launched 

Helmets: No 1 in Really Bad Poetry for Children

Hoishin Anti-Bullying Summer Camp 2012 

Home Grown Food Program in Fruit and Veg Month by Jess Rosman

HSC and Established Artists Offer Summer DeLIGHTfulness in Avalon Recreation Centre Exhibitions

8th Bush To Beach at South Narrabeen SLSC by Michael Mannington  9th Bush To Beach Program a Huge Success

Identifying Cloud Types for Children- the rare, rainbow-filled "hole punch" cloud pictures shared on Monday, from Victoria, reminded us that we've been collecting photographs of different clouds you see over Pittwater to share with you

'imagine' Art Competition - the winners and all entrants - from Enliven Pittwater

International Surfing Day 2014 Hurley Champions Coach at Avalon Beach to Help Others Catch Their First Wave

It takes more than a village to raise a Performance Space! from the Barrenjoey High School P&C and Community Performance Space (BCPS) Steering Committee 

Jack 'Johnny' Carter - 65 years of teaching children to swim in Palm Beach Rockpool  Johnny Carter and Robey's Palm Beach Swimming Carnival from Joanne Seve

Jean-François De Galaup, Comte De Lapérouse - 18th Century Relic To Be Anchored In New Home (September 2017)

Josh Kerr Wins Three Medals At National Swimming Championships: 10 year old Avalon student excels in Darwin!

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Junior Rugby League Season - Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park, Avalon

Junior Water Stars Named for Development Program by Surf Life Saving NSW

Juvenile Sea Eagle at Church Point - for children

Kangaroo Dance - for children

Kings vs Drake UniversitySydney Kings  by Matt McQuade

Kookaburra Nest Babies at 1.5 and 2.5 weeks old by Ray Chappelow  Kookaburra Nest  Babies at 3 and 4 weeks old by Ray Chappelow  Kookaburra Nest  Babies at 5 weeks old by Ray Chappelow

Learn2Swim Narrabeen Coastal Platform Tour for children

Legacy Children Sail with Royal Motor Yacht Club - Broken Bay from Liz McDougall

Lifeline Classic Living Ocean Team Raises The Bar To Support Those Who Will Always Answer The Call For Anyone In Crisis - local students and surfers quickly raised 5k and need your support to reach 10!

Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Local Surfers Making Waves In Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior 2018 by Surfing NSW

Magpie's Melodic Melodies For Children (includes 'The Magpie's Song' by F S Williamson)

Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage to Engage ˜Island Earth  World Environment Day 2014 

Manly's Stone Kangaroo, Camera Obscura,  First Maze and 'Chute' - Fun Days in Sea Hazes from 1857 On - Manly's 2014 Ocean Care Day is on today, Sunday 7th of December and many of you will be visiting our southern neighbour to get involved in or enjoy many of the events on. This week we share a few insights into past attractions built and run for enjoyment as much as education - For Children Young and Old

Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League Football Club Presentation Evening 2017 by Brian Friend OAM

Manufacture of Soap in 1805

Maria Regina Catholic School at Avalon: Christmas Crafts for Children  Maria Regina Catholic Primary School Walkathon 2015 - Children's Pictorial by Joanne Seve Maria Regina Celebrates Timor-Leste's 10th Anniversary of Independence 2012 Maria Regina Music Performance Night - 2014  Maria Regina Primary School Waltzing at Dance Fever in Homebush by Joanne Seve

Melbourne Cup 1914  Melbourne Cup 2012 Pictorial by Peta Wise and Vicky O'Neil

Mission Project Workshop

Moby Dick Story is True: Scientists Uncover the Facts of Sperm Whales in 2016

Mona Vale Public School's Centenary Launch  Mona Vale Public School Centenary Festival Day 15th of September, 2012  Mona Vale Public School Plants 140 Trees In Three Streets - August 1950

More Water for Manly Dam (1922) + Along the foreshores of Broken Bay - Bayview (1918) + Palm Beach Panaromas (1921)

Mr Wiseacre Discourses. ON LIGHTHOUSES

MV Reliance and Maria Regina Avalon - Clareville Outing

My eighth year by Sam Capell - Mona Vale Library History Week 2015 Short Story Winner

Narrabeen Football Club Premier League Champions for 2015: Avalon Soccer Club Members awarded

Narrabeen Sports High School Surfers Excel In Their Surfest 2017 Quest: Donation Of Boards To Vanutau Students A Highlight + Front Page Issue 301

Narrabeen Youth Club Profile  Narrabeen Youth Club Netball Teams Blitz 2014 Grand Finals by Gail McDonough Narrabeen Youth Club Wins 2013 Show Us Your Moves Competition

Narrabeen's Indy Griffith Announced As A 'Skillaroo' For 45th WorldSkills International Championship 

NASA Satellite Data Helps Protect Endangered Whales

Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot win All-Girls 29er in 2016 Australian Youth Championships: Second Year in a Row

National Geographic Kids Announces Grand-Prize Winner of International Photography Contest for Kids - for Children

National Interstate Championships 2014 hosted by Newport SLSC

National Tree Day 2015: An Old Story of Wattle Trees for Children

Native Plant Garden for a Fairy or Dinosaur Arbour

Needed: School For Plastic Bottle Cap Mural Project from Eco Artist & Designer Angela van Boxtel

Nettie Lodge Cooks up Exciting Illustrations for Healthy-Eating Series by Jess Rosman - (your children will love these pictures and this is yummy food!)

New Free Street Library in Avalon - a tiny vestibule of literary happiness!

Newport Public School Easter Hat Parade 2018

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of SLS SNB 2016-2017 Surf Boat Premiership

Newport Teenager A Finalist In Young Archie Competition 2018

NLASC Narrabeen Rockpool Learn to Swim Program by J P Fisher and Glenn Nicholls

New junior series at Sail Port Stephens April 13-19, 2015 by Lisa Ratcliff

Newport SLSC Nippers - Summer 2015  by Monica Lerpiniere  Newport Surf Club Wins Australian Championships on Handicap by John Guthrie  Newport Student Wins RMYC Marine Art Prize  Newport Village and Beach: Easter Saturday 2016 - Art Festival and Rock Pools

New Research Tool to Seek Milky Way origins from Australian Government

New Tablet for School? Some Tips to Keep It and You Safe

Next Generation Taking To Local Streets To Demand Action On Climate Change

Northern Beaches attractions feature at this years St Ives Show

Northern Beaches Music Festival 2012 

North Narrabeen Reserve Scores New Sports Amenities Building - Pittwater Baseball Club and Narrabeen Tigers Junior Rugby Union, officially opened Saturday Feb. 9th

North Narrabeen Boardriders win their Sixth Surftag Australian Title  North Narrabeen Wins Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle Series III Final At Cronulla by Surfing Australia

North Narrabeen Hosts Rip Curl GromSearch National Final: The Triumphant! by Surfing NSW

NSW Junior Lifesavers Of The Year 2018 by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW Lifesavers Win Inaugural Youth Cup by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

NSW Sports High Schools Association And Surfing NSW Form Partnership

Pink Ribbon Day at Maria Regina by Joanne Seves

Pirates Ahoy Avalon Sailing Club Opens its 2014/2015 Sailing Season by Tracy Walker

Pittwater's Got Talent !! - Mona Vale schoolgirls Julia and Natalie are singing in Tonight's Australia's Got Talent Final - watch and vote so they may sing again for you!

Pittwater's 2016 Australia Day Awards Young person of the Year - Kayleigh Grieg 

Pittwater's Famine Village for 40 Hour Famine 2013 and the Break the Famine Lunch at Mona Vale

Pittwater High School's Apples At St Ives Show 2013 by Michael Mannington  Pittwater High School- New Car Caviar Scoop 2015 Northern Composure

Pittwater People Near and Far - Issue 18124/7 2014 Film Winners

Pittwater Sailors Excel at Youth Sailing World Championships 

Pittwater Schoolchildren Help Create Taronga Wild! Rhino Sculpture Trail  Pittwater Students Selected For Gallipoli School Tour + Front Page Issue 192  Pittwater students take Hollywood by 'storm': Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre has been working closely with local schools to engage and educate them on stormwater education - Mini eco-film project

Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony

Pittwater Yachts And Sailors In The Land Rover Sydney To Gold Coast Race 2016: overview + reports by Di Perason

Pittwater Youth's Shoreshocked Band Comp - Pittwater - Jester Wins, Juicy Ones Selected as The Peoples Choice

Peninsula Schools Embrace Environmental Message

Prime Minister’s 2016 Prize For Excellence In Science Teaching In Primary Schools: Gary Tilley: Seaforth Public School

Really Bad Poetry For Children Series:

Helmets: No 1 in Really Bad Poetry for Children  Boats: No. 2  In Really Bad Poetry For Children  Pets No: 3  In Really Bad Poetry For Children  Dolls - No 4 In: Really Bad Poetry For Children

Rock Pools: Adventure Grounds for the Young and Those Now Grown by Adriaan van der Wallen

Royal Australian Navy scores Barrenjoey High School gig:  musicians workshop precedes Community Concert performance of The Movies show by the Navy Band then the Concert Band and Stage Band - on Saturday May 23rd

Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Members Take Royal Far West Children on Sailing Afternoon - barges, Multihulls, the Water Police, Racing Yachts - what did the children taken on a sail see?

RPAYC's Milly Bennett Skippers the First All Female Team to Victory - HARKEN 2014 Youth Match Racing  RPAYC Youth Development Program Graduates Win 2012 Bird Island Race by Damian Devine  RPAYC Youth Sailors Named in the 2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team by Damian Devine - includes a chat with the boys on their passion for sailing  RPAYC Hosts 20th HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championships by Damian Devine  RPAYC Youth Sailors To Mix It With the Best in the World by Damian Devine RPAYC Women Skippers In 2018 Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta 

RSV Nuyina Update May 2018: Anchors, Ice Knives And Thrusters - Some Construction Pictures For You! (for those following the "Name our Icebreaker" competition [2017] news run for younger Readers)

Safe Water in Soibada Thanks to Pittwater Catholic Parish Primary Schools and TankPro by Tamara Sloper Harding, Chairperson - Pittwater Friends of Soibada Inc

Sail Port Stephens Junior Series Reveals Future Stars: RPAYC Opti Sailors Go North During April School Holidays by Lisa Ratcliff

Sail Sydney Entries Close In On 300 by Lisa Ratcliff  Sail Sydney 2014  Sail Sydney Medallists Announced by Lisa Ratcliff  Sail Sydney now 100 pointer by Lisa Ratcliff  Sail Sydney 2015: ASC, BYRA, RPAYC, NLSC by Lisa Ratcliff: Four Pittwater sailors will then head off as members of the Australian Sailing Youth Team to be part of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016) in Langkawi, Malaysia

Salad Garden for Children - DIY

Saving Ballina Koalas Will Pittwater Mistakes be Repeated?

School Holidays DIY Ideas for Children: Little Vegetables Garden, Swing, Windchimes 

School Holidays Spring 2017: Pittwater's Beauty a Place to Be in for Free 

School Strike 4 Climate Change: Big School Walk Out On November 30th, 2018

Science Week 2018: Articles for Children and Young Adult Readership

Science week 2018: CSIRO STEM Event

Scooter and Skateboard - Make your own Summer Funsome insights into the original Orange crate fun and how to make one - decorate with some great paints or stain for that natural wood look

Sea-Change; Young Life Savers Participate In Exchange Program 

Sea Eagles Players Join In Avalon Bulldogs J.R.F.L.C. Training Session  Sea Eagles re-sign local Mona Vale trio

Seagulls at Narrabeen Lagoon

Senior Rugby League - Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park, Avalon

ShoreShocked Battle of the Bands Competition and Music Festival Opens Pittwater Council's 2016 Youth Events - there's a ShoreFest 2016 Album Art Comp. too!

"Show You Care" Concert at Mater Maria College Warriewood - For Cambodia House Building Trip 2014 by Joanne Seve

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Sonja Elwood Nominated To Be A Women In STEM Calendar Girl: What Does A Lady Scientist Look Like?

Spotted Gums of Pittwater - Inspirations for Children

Successful debut for Australian Sailing Jason Waterhouse at 2015 Extreme Sailing Series winning opening act with Red Bull Sailing Team

Summer's 'Cool Bugs' in an Elanora Heights Garden by Selena Griffith

Surf Life Saving Australia 2013 Interstate Championships - at Newport  SLSA 2014 Interstate Championships at Newport  SLSA 2015 Interstate Championships - Hosted by Newport SLSC - NSW Wins

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Begins Branch Championships Weekends: Outstanding Junior Lifesavers 

Stargazing Live - A Guinness World Record Attempt On Wednesday May 23rd + CSIRO's Parkes Telescope’s New  ‘Bionic Ear’ Hears More Of The Universe

Students Demand Government Stop Adani Coal Mine and Transition To Solar Power: Big School Walk Out For Climate Action To Be Followed By More Actions - local students join Sydney strike + Front Page Issue 386

SUGAR GLIDERS IN THEIR SIGHTS by Lesley Stevens - local Year 5 and Year 7 Student Citizen Scientists  

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships a Demonstration of One Wonderful Community  SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events and Juniors First Aid Competitions  SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships The Wrap and Results   SLSNSW Unearths Talented Sydney Athletes During Spring School Holidays by Matt Miller

Surfing Australia and Rip Curl's GromSearch2015/16 - Five Events in Five Months Leads to Nth. Narrabeen for Finalists - a wrap of all five and how our local surfers did

St. Michael's Arch, Avalon 1864 to 1962

Summer in Pittwater 2016 the most relaxing time of the year opens with lots of great things: Surf Carnivals, Art Shows, Surfing Comp.s and free surfing, cicadas and the songs of small birds

Summer is Channel-billed Cuckoos Season - Fledglings 2013 by Jeffrey Sabri and Andrew Tiede

Sundial of Human Involvement at Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan - A Special Mother's Day 2015 story and insight for all our mothers and all their children + how to make one! younger readers

Surf Collective's High School Business Initiative: 2018 Winner's Product Now Available - The Squid Handplane!

Surf For Life Project Aims To Introduce 500 Underprivileged Children To Surfing by Surfing Australia - a great initiative  - tax deductible donations

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2015/2016 - full list

Surviving Post HSC Celebrations -  Just Chilling

Sydney Grom Challenge Heats Up Ahead of Australian Open of Surfing at Manly (Four New Inaugural Champions) by Ethan Smith - Surfing NSW

TEDxSydney at the Beach - hosted by NewportNet - Ideas Worth Spreading

Teenagers Swap Bush For Beach On Northern Beaches Exchange; Northern Beaches teenagers will soon have the opportunity to apply be part of the exchange to Brewarrina in April as part of 2018 National Youth Week celebrations

Terrey Hills Skatepark Set To Launch - May 2018

The Bilgola SLSC' s Sweet Cheeks Young Ladies With A Great Attitude

The Family That Cosplays Together Stays Together At Lithgow Historic Ironfest - School Holidays that proves History is FUN!

The HMAS Sydney Stops RMS Emden 100 Years Ago Today - a pre Remembrance Day 2014 insight into the newly fledged Royal Australian Navy's first victory from the mouths of those who were there

The Little Bugler boy saved by the first Australian-born Captain of the Royal Australian Navy - Aboukir WWI

The Mopoke or Tawny Frogmouth For Children - A little bit about these birds, an Australian Mopoke Fairy Story from 91 years ago, some poems and more - photo by Adrian Boddy

The Northern Beaches Music Festival's YOUNGBLOODS Competition

Trick Or Treaters Brighten Pittwater's Saturday Night for Halloween 2015 by Joanne Seve

2014 Lake Macquarie International Children's Games

2015 Surftag Australian Championships - local teams into Quarter Finals today at North Narrabeen

2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships At RPAYC by Stephen Collopy

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

2018 Top 10 New Species: The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.

Royal Motor Yacht Club and Women Rugby Foundation Supporting Women's Rugby Sevens Pathway to Rio 2016

St Johns Camden: 176th And 167th Anniversaries In June 2016 Places To Visit these School Holidays

Subway Surf Series 2017 At Avoca (March 4-6) by Surfing NSW

Surfest 2015 - NBSC Wins for 5th Consecutive Year by Adriaan van der Wallen + great photographs by Hunter Key 

Sydney University's Carillon - 2018 Anniversary 

Sydney Water Prospects Make A Splash: 2016 Junior Development Academy Sydney Northern Beaches Representatives by SLS NSW

Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser at Bayview

Taronga Zoo 100th Birthday Parade: 1000 Reasons To Celebrate- how this all began, from 1911 on...

The 2016 Australian Women's Match Racing Championships: RPAYC Crews Win - Report by 1st placed skipper Clare Costanzo

The Boarder Kontrol Innovation Makes This the World’s Safest Skateboard - skateboard brake! - retrofit kit available - Northern Beaches inventor - great for beginners too

The Pittwater Estuary: Fishing Haven for Children

The Royal Botanical Garden Sydney Celebrates 200 Years: Great School Holidays or All Year Round Activities - Free Guided Tours Everyday, PLUS great Exhibitions, Events and Competitions

The Royal Easter Show Began As the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Teaches over 600 Children to Sail Each Year by Damian Devine

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 2014 annual 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championships  by Stephen Collopy

The Talent Development Project (TDP) by Jenny Walsh; Creator, Northern Beaches Youth Bands (NBYB)

The Smurfs Team Up with Sally Fitzgibbons for Children's Stay Safe Program Summer 2014

Timor Leste Day at Sacred Heart School Mona Vale

Timor Leste Independence Day Celebrations at Maria Regina Avalon - 2013

Toddy the Intrepid Turtle...! by Lynleigh Greig

Top Ten New Species for 2014

24/7 Youth Film Festival 2013 - Winners and results

Uncovering The History of West Head - new signage unveiled this week and announcement of new works to improve access to soldier's tracks

UNSW Island Innovation Lab supporting Kiribati: You Can Help Too!  Cr. Selena Grifith, Art & Design Senior Lecturer at UNSW and her students need pencils and books for schools and cotton clothing and fisherman's gear - old yachties equipment welcome!

Vintage Sheet Music William Stanley's  Bay View Gavotte

Vissla Great Lakes Pro 2018Holly Wawn WINS - report by Surfing NSW

Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Set To Launch (At Manly 24 February - 4 March, 2018): Info About Community Partnership Program and The Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior Event Was Added This Week

Wahu Surfer Groms Comp. Presented by Woolworths Lands on Sydney's Northern Beaches by Surfing NSW

Walruses and the Carta Marina - Summer in Northern Hemisphere and Old Maps

Warringah Touch Football Association Support Of Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary and The Children's Ward Continues

Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial

Wave Warriors Competition at Newport Surf Life Saving Club by Michael Mannington

Wave Warriors 2015-2016 Season:  Champion Ironman Zane Holmes’ new challenge this summer - Nippers from Newport and Curl Curl SLS Clubs to take part in the opening Medibank Wave Warriors Junior Challenge series event

When One’s Alarm Clock Says Hiss, Not Beep, You’re At Kayleigh’s House! by Kayleigh Greig - Pittwater Young Citizen of the Year

Winning the Homework War by Rosemary Smith

Women's Land Army Lady and Barrenjoey High School Student Attend 2014 Indigenous Commemorative Service at ANZAC Cenotaph-Hyde Park by Oliver Wyatt

World Oceans Day 2014

'Wright Of Passage' Opportunity For Youth: Wright of Passage is a new and innovative fully funded (FREE) program from Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) and TAFE Meadowbank for teenagers over the age of 16 who are disengaged with learning. Students will fully refurbish a 53ft Herreshoff ketch and complete the course with a Level II Certificate in Boating Services. They will then get to sail her to Tassie. Apply to join the program!

Year 10 Students participating in Duke Of Edinburgh Award 2012 - also the 50th year of this award in Australia

Yellow Monday Cicadas - The Australian Canary

Youngsters Gearing Up For State Champs 2018 Glory: by Surf Life Saving NSW

Youth Development & Intermediate Youth Development Programs at RPAYC - 2017 Training Program is now OPEN and EOI Forms available

Youth For Soibada by Tamara Sloper Harding - New members are very welcome

Youth Leading The Way Conference 2012 at CEC 

Youth Leading the Way 2013 - Environmental Congress Empowering our Youth and Inspiring Initiatives for Change

Youth Leading The Way (YLTW) -  Northern Beaches Congress 2014

Youth Week 2015 - Pittwater Council brings the Big Air School Back to Avalon Skate Park for School Holidays Fun Fest

Zoomobile at Loquat Valley School, Bayview

Christine Hopton OAM Articles
By and from Christine





Avalon Beach SLSC And Avalon Surfing Mums Biggest Morning Tea with a “bring a teacup with a story” theme: Donations still welcomed - find out more - Photos courtesy Christine Hopton OAM - Report and Photos by Leanne Austin, 2017

Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club House - the 3rd Changes Into the 4th - Celebratory Pictorial precursor for Official Opening August 31st, 2014

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself + Front Page Issue 212 


Front Page Issue 209: Avalon Beach SLSC Patrol 4 Rescue - Good Friday - 8.30 a.m.
Front Page Issue 226Peninsula Paddlers are Pure Inspiration and Fit for Summer 2015/16
Front Page Issue 245 - Carols by the Sea 2015
Front Page Issue 247: Link to Avalon Beach SLSC Ocean Swim 2016 Photo Album for Participants
Front Page Issue 249: The 6th Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival: Christine Hopton making surf ski art
Front Page Issue 309: Pink Dawn Morning - Captured Saturday April 22nd, 2017 by Christine Hopton OAM
Front Page Issue 359: Menagerie exhibition Opening in Avalon



Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address  Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial
Pittwater Pathways by Adriaan van der Wallen, Christine Hopton, Marita Macrae and John Illingsworth
Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships - Australian Teams Golden Moments: Day 1 of National Teams Ocean and Beach Events concluded 1.30am Australian Time - great results for our Open Team on the beach... Front Page Issue 181

Church Point

A Bunch Of Wildflowers: Historical Spring September SongsAt this time of year many are taking the opportunity to visit the bush reserves we live among just to see the flowering with every shade and colour of local and ancient flora. Although we celebrate what remains there is also a lament that has echoed for a few generations about what has been lost by the encroachment of suburban developments or the careless profit-first policies of governments until this era when forests and their trees has now become a state of so few 'that a child may write (count) them'.

A Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I – Of Places, Peoples And The Development Of Australian Art And Artists: The Estuary

A Long Weekend ON Pittwater: January 2018 by Peta Wise, Neil Johnston, Jools Farrell, Penny Gleen, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, Avalon Sailing Club, Woody Point Yacht Club, Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches

A Tribute to the Curlew by Tracy Smith

Australia's First School Launch was in Pittwater  

Building a car park in Church Point What's the Point? by Tarryn Priestly 

Christmas Eve: The Dog Tide Cometh 

Church Point and Bayview: A Pittwater Public School Set on the Estuary

Church Point Carpark Reserved Parking Space Scheme: EOI's Now Open+ we've included some Stage of Works News and Photos for younger Readers who may have an interest in Civil Engineering

Church Point Ferry Service and Offshore Autumn Picnics

Curlew Ferry leaving Pittwater for Central Coast - Spring 2012

Gone Fishing Gallery; an Artist's Font   

Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art I: Artists and Artists Colonies 

McCarrs Creek - History

Pittwater Regattas Part I - Dates and Flagships to 1950 - History  

P.S. Namoi

The Elvina

McCarrs Creek to Church Point To Bayview - Waterfront Reserves Path June 2018

Methodist Church at Church Point - History Page

Oystering in the Pittwater Estuary - Oyster Kings and Pearl Kings and When Not to Harvest Oysters 

Photographers of Early Pittwater: Arthur James Vogan

Photographers of Early Pittwater: Henry King

Pittwater Restaurants You Could Stay At Pasadena Road House Church Point - History page

Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Scotland Island  

Pittwater Volunteers Volunteer all Year Round - Volunteer Week 2015

Pittwater YHA: Some History 

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

Scotland Island Demographics How Are We Different? A Comparison Between Scotland Island And The Rest Of Australia by Roy Baker

 The First Boat Builders of Pittwater I: the Short Life and Long Voyages of Scotland Island Schooner the Geordy

The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy and Race and the Gentleman who loved Elvina Bay

 The Mail Route to Pittwater and Beyond  

 The Marquise of Scotland Island

 The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers 

The Wild Coachmen of Pittwater - A Long and Sometimes Bumpy Ride on Tracks Instead of Roads 

The School Ferry to Newport 2016 + The Newport School 1888 to 2016

Pasadena Park: To Be Or Not To Be? - August 2017

Heritage Grant For Church Point Cemetery from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

Pasadena On Pittwater Update: January 2018 - "PASADENA Waterside Boutique Hotel & Restaurant" set to open in March

Pasadena Acquisition Motion Rescinded - Owner Rejects Offer To Buy Iconic Venue; "Council made an offer to acquire the Pasadena voluntarily which was rejected. This means the Pasadena will be left alone." Cr. Rory Amon, Aug. 4, 2018

Church Point Ferry Service

A Tribute to the Curlew by Tracy Smith

Church Point Ferry Service Scenic Cruises: A Breath of Fresh Offshore Air - Pictorial Issue 232 + Front Page Issue 232

Church Point Ferry Service and offshore Autumn Picnics

Curlew Ferry leaving Pittwater for Central Coast - Spring 2012

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Lenny Duck Tribute   Ferrymaster of the Elvina

Off To School In 2019 A Bit Quicker Than A Hundred And Four Years Ago - for younger readers

Pittwater Ferry Services: OPAL Card for Pensioners Not Same as Public Ferries

Pittwater Ferry Services: OPAL Card for Pensioners Not Same as Public Ferries Problem Resolved - Community News September 2015

Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Scotland Island  

Pittwater Summer Houses: Rocky Point And Elvina Bay Peninsula -  A Place Of  Holiday Songs And Operas In Ventnor, Fairhaven, Trincomalee and Maritana - History

The Elvina

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

West Head Soldiers Track Opened - May 14th, 2016

Woody Point Yacht Club's 2012 Gentleman's Launch and Putt Putt Regatta at Treharne Point 

A Long Weekend ON Pittwater: January 2018 by Peta Wise, Neil Johnston, Jools Farrell, Penny Gleen, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, Avalon Sailing Club, Woody Point Yacht Club, Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches

Woody Point Yacht Club's 2018 Putt-Putt Regatta

Collector's Corner 

Blacksmiths and Tinsmiths  Nylon Stockings  Poster Art Furphy's Water Cart   Mousehole Anvil  Sapphire One Armed Bandit  Gould's 1840 Single and Compound Microscope  Tibetan Thangka Wheel Of Life Painting  Cast Iron Seats  Mabel Lucie Atwell Prints  The Customs of Traditional Dining by Hans and Jenny Carlborg  Albert Collins Landscape   Boomerang Harmonicas  Drinking: 18th Century Style Part I by H&J Carlborg  Drinking 18th Century Style Part II by H&J Carlborg  Fleece Shears  Wood Case Crank Telephone  1803 Timepeice  Vintage Guitars  Milestones  No.38 Rolls Royce Motor Oiler  Christmas Postcards  Seashells  McCormick-Deering Horse Drawn Mower  Rope Making Machine  Marilyn Monroe 1955 Calendar  Stubbie Holders  Hill's Hoist  Akubra Hat  Fowler's Bottling Kit The Bold Autographed Script  Fishing Tackle  Arnotts Biscuit Tins  Comic Books  Silver Opium Pipe  Mrs Beetons Book  Souvenir Teaspoons  Bendigo Pottery Gianelli Figurines  Key Fobs  Model Aircraft-static  Porcelain Slippers  Wagon Wheels Rhys Williams Painting  Chinese Guardian Lions Australian Halfpenny  Bud Vases  Rolling Stones Still Life LP Autographed  WL1895 Thinking Monkey  Estee Lauder Ginger Jar  Reel Mowers  Surf Reels Millers Car Collection  Hilton Lingerie - Slips  Miniature Books of Verse - A Romantic Tradition  REGA Pouring Can  R O Dunlop - Sailing At Itchenor Painting  Morning Shadows by C Dudley Wood  The Father of Santa Claus - Xmas 2012  HMS Penguin Anchor at RPAYC - Newport  SS Birubi Mast at RMYC - Broken Bay  Helen B Stirling Ship's Wheel at Club Palm Beach  Woomeras  HMS Endeavour Replica Cannon at RPAYC  The Doug Crane Classic Handmade Double Blade Paddle  HMS Bounty Wooden Ship Model Collecting Ladies - Ferdinand Von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists Australian Bark Art  Chinese Ginger Jars  Hand Plough and Jump Stump Plough - Australian Inventions Frank Clune Books Frederick Metters - Stoves, Windmills, Iron Monger  Trinket Boxes  1933 Wormald Simplex Fire Extinguisher is Pure Brass Chapman 'Pup' Maine Engines - Chapman and Sherack The Beach Ball  Figureheads Salty Wooden Personifications of Vessels Binnacle at RMYC The Australian Florin - Worth More Than 20 Cents to Collectors  Weathervanes; For Those Passionate About Seeing Which Way the Wind Blows Her Majesty's Theatre 1962 Programme - Luisillo and his Spanish Dance Theatre  Cooper's Sheep Shower Enamel Sign and Simpson's and Sons of Adelaide Jolly Drover Sugar Bowl and English Pottery A Means to Gaze into the Past Chief Joseph and Edward S Curtis; His Remarkable Images of Native Americans an Inestimable Record of Images and Portrait Photographs His Masters Voice, Old 78's and Australia's Love of Music Jack Spurlings 'Tamar' Picture 1923  Resch's Beer Art - A Reflection of Australiana Now Worth Thousands  The Compleat Angler - Izaak Walton's Discourse Inspires Generations of Fishers  Portable Ice-Boxes and Coolers How Many Claim This Invention as Theirs? Malley's and Sons Ltd. - A Munificent Australian Family Company  Vintage Paddles and Gigs Nautical Memorabilia  Vintage Sheet Music William Stanley's  Bay View Gavotte The Crinoline a 550 Year Old Fashion  B.B. King King of the Blues Goes Home: a Timely look into Photographs and Autographs and Being Buyer Aware Deep Down Among the Coral By Christopher Corr: A Limited Edition Print in Celebration of the 75th anniversary of QANTAS  Old Chinese Rice Bowls for Marriage: Worth More Than You Think...  Commandaria St. John: An Ancient Wine - From 1927 with Lineage to Cyprus in 1210/92 and Methods of Production to Greece in 800 B.C.   Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes  Vintage Brass Mortar and Pestle  1958 Bedford D Truck, GM Holden Australian made Car Bodies and the potential  future for Holden Heart Padlock Charm Bracelets for Newborns: A Golden Tradition  Marvellous Marbles: An All Ages Preoccupation for Collectors  Antique Silver Fish Servers: Artisans Past  Tuckfield's Bird Cards; Swap or Collect  Joseph Lyddy – Dubbin And O.B.B. Polish  Vintage Wooden Tennis Racquets: A Collectors Item As Popular As Summer  Australian Trade Tokens Record Enriching Colonial Histories: the Cascade Shilling First Art Form To Record 'Tasmania' And Kangaroos  Australian Vinyl Singles: 1950-1960's  Dicken's The Old Curiosity Shop bought at The Old Curiosity Shop  Pear's Soap: Artworks for the Masses  Collecting Vintage Photographs: Early Tasmanian Photographer - J W Beattie Cyclops Vintage Toys Year Dated Beer Bottles Found In The Estuary Adjacent To Taylors Point  Collecting Matchboxes: Great Way to Explore History and Art  Black Bakelite Telephone: Early Pittwater Phone Numbers  Butter Churns and Milk Separators: Where Taste Comes From + Early Pittwater Dairies   F-100 Ford truck  Buttons  Photographers Of Pittwater Capture Historic Insights: A. J. (Arthur James) Vogan, 1859-1948 Historic Photographers Of Pittwater: Harold 'Caz' Cazneaux 1878 - 1953   Photographers of Pittwater: The Macphersons of 'Wharriewood'  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: Charles Bayliss  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: Henry King  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: David 'Rex' Hazlewood Were Manly's Statues, Smashed For Road Ballast, Sculpted By Achille Simonetti? Tablespoons - The Original Soup Spoons  Tram Memorabilia - Historic Daylight Run For Sydney Light Rail Begins 80 Years After Last Tram To Narrabeen Closed  Samuel Wood Postcards of Pittwater and Manly   The Victa Lawnmowers Story With A Careel Bay Link  Collecting Snow Globes

Community Care (Northern Beaches)

Community Care (Northern Beaches) Profile

Community Care Northern Beaches AGM  CCNB AGM 20015 Report

Seniors Exercise Class Sets A World Record in Mona Vale’s Village Park   Front Page Issue 168   World Record Exercise Class Pictorial

Hoarding and Squalor Program Expanded for Further Year - Community Care (Northern Beaches) (CCNB) is expanding its successful Hoarding and Squalor program for another year in order to help more Northern Beaches residents who are experiencing Hoarding Disorder; the program will now also help people aged under 70 and those living in the Lower North Shore areas

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

New Mental Health Study Supports Planning and Innovation in Services for Northern Beaches:  Mona Vale-based Partners in Recovery recently launched a new publication that shows the way forward for mental health on the Northern Beaches

Fun Day For Our Little Heroes: children of Veterans from recent conflicts enjoy a family fun day thanks to a partnership between; Partners in Recovery Sydney North Shore & Beaches, Homes for Heroes and Relationships Australia NSW

New mental health services a boost for Northern Beaches residents: Local Member Jason Falinski announced six new Australian Government-funded mental health and suicide prevention services at the Community Care Northern Beaches in Mona Vale this week

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 Dad's Army Battles On by Brian Kennedy 

DIY Ideas 

by Bruce Crutcher of Johnson Brothers Hardware: 

Decking Timbers  Caring For Your Deck  Decking Finishes  Privacy Screens I  Privacy Screens II  Privacy Screening Hardwoods  Autumn Paths and Lawns  Insulation Batts Plasterboard  Ventilation - Edmond's Ecofan Blackboards for Children and Home

DIY Ideas by Pittwater Online News:

Spring Lawn Care Shade Sails & Watering  Basic DIY Tools DIY Tools - Power Drills Recycle Your Trampoline into An Air Bed  How to Build Your Own Backyard Cricket Pitch Christmas Lights Displays around House and Garden  Summer Mildew - Refresh, Renew How to Fix Things That Drip and Bump in the Night Time To Plant Winter Vegetables in a Raised Garden Beds Layout  Orgainsing Your Tool Shed Make Your Own Weather Vane Prepare Your Yard For Winter  How to Eradicate Noxious Weeds From Your Yard How To Fix Furniture Finishes Part I How to Repair Scratches, Dings, and Dents of Furniture Surfaces - Part II Make Your Own See-saw Make Your Own Trestle Table  Winter Draughts Fix Install Your Own Skylight  Make Your Own Classic Wooden Tool Carrier Spring Garden Checklist  DIY Retaining Walls for Saving Soil and New Spring Garden Beds DIY Summer Salad Garden Native Plant Garden for A Fairy Arbour Renewing Short Flight of Exterior Stairs  Deck Maintenance  DIY Summer Tasks You Can Do In Time to Get to the Beach Garden Ponds for Attracting Birdlife, Dragonflies and for the Soothing Sounds of Water The Salt Air Factor: Maintenance and Protection  Creating an Outdoor Dining Arbour, Gazebo or Patio Part I Creating an Outdoor Dining Arbour Gazebo or Patio Part II   Autumn Garden Tasks  Autumn DIY Jobs: Waterproof Your Home Checklist  Dealing With Dampness Inside the Home Fixing Your Fences  Repairing and Replacing Damaged Decking boards  Toy Box and Snow Globes: School Holidays Fun - Winter 2015  DIY Wooden Toy Cars and Perfect Painted Flowerpots: School Holiday Fun - Winter 2015 Shoring Up an Under House Earth Bank – Installing a Basic Retaining Wall  DIY One Shelf Sideboard  Early Spring 2015 Garden Care Salad Garden For Children Keeping Your Garden and Home Cool in Hot Weather  Classic Beach, Garden and Camping Chairs – 3 Portable versions anyone can make DIY Outdoor Furniture Mark I: Park Benches for Your Garden  Make Your Own Scooter or Skateboard: Summer 2016 Fun  How to Install a Solid Core Internal Door and Door Furniture  Summer Garden Jobs: Pruning A Hedge  How to Make A Swing Chair - With A Frame for Garden Setting  Garden Jobs for March to Make A Beautiful and Healthy Spring 2016  Keeping Outdoor Nooks Warm to Prolong Alfresco Dining and Outdoor Enjoyment During Cooler Months  Children’s Step Stool with Storage  Stop Winter Rain Lawn Loss and Soil Erosion Build your own Shed Part 1 of 4: Part 1- Base  DIY Garden Shed: Part 2 - Framing Walls DIY Garden Shed: Part 2b - Gable Roof Framing Garden Shed Part 3: Roof Installation  DIY Garden Shed: Weatherboards - Door And Window Installation And Paint Finish  DIY Coffee Table with Chess Board Inlay Spring Gardening - Feeding Your Soil And Plants; What Works For Each Plant  DIY Sandstone Flagging Parking Area - Platform  DIY Pre-Summer Checklist For A Safe Home Summer Spruce Up: Interior Paint Tips and Three easy steps to rejuvenate your timber deck The Perfect BBQ Garden Setting  DIY Water Wise Garden  DIY Side Gates DIY: Storm Preparation And Home Protection One To Two Day DIY Weekend Spruce Ups  Vegepods For Autumn Planting + Easy To Make Lego Table Or Student Desk That Can Be Dismantled + Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Online Store Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Great New Mona Vale Store: Still In Bassett Street - at number 73 Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Mona Vale Store: The Greenlife Garden Centre Go Outside And Play: Creating Garden Spaces To Connect Children With Nature  DIY Plasterboard Repair  DIY Dolls House Or Garage Or Boatshed DIY Child's Waggon or use as a large planter mover  DIY Bathroom Refresh: Zing For Spring  Tips for Growing a Native Garden  FireCrunch, Australian Developed Fire-proof, Sustainable, Durable and Reliable Building Board Now Available at Johnson Bros. at Mona Vale and Narrabeen  School Holidays DIY Ideas for Children: Little Vegetables Garden, Swing, Windchimes  Bushfire Season Preparation 2017: Home and Outdoor Areas  Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Trade Centre at Mona Vale + Issue No 1 of Mitre 10’s inSITE Magazine for Tradies and Handymen  Preparing Al Fresco Areas for Christmas Get-Togethers and Summer Visitors  Summer De-bug; Mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and ants - how to keep the outdoors insects where they belong  DIY Summer Projects: Install A Fountain Or Water Feature Late Summer and Early Autumn Projects: A Shed For All Storage Solutions + Garden Tasks + Keeping Our Waterways Clean Autumn Plantings for Winter Harvests + Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 are hosting a Mighty Helpful Information Night  2018 Paintback Collection Event: Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale Saturday, April 7 Reducing Ticks in Your Garden: Garden care, Plants that Repel, What to Wear Outdoors   Attracting Insectivore Birds to Your Garden: DIY Natural Tick Control Mother's Day 2018: DIY Rose Garden  Winter Mould & Mildew Inside Your home: How to Keep Air and Surfaces Healthier  DIY Traditional Rocking Horse Johnson Brothers Trade Day 2018  Mushrooms and Vege Kits: School Holidays Fun Winter 2018 for Curious Kids  Woodworking Projects for Beginners: School Holidays Fun for Winter 2018 - Simple Storage Box + Wood Tool Box Spring Garden Prep: Soil Care  Spring into Spring + JBH August 2018 Trifecta DIY Doggie Backyard Paradise  Garden Care for Heavy Rain Days + Non-Toxic Snail and Slug Debug Ideas Garden Design and Plant Management to Minimise Tick Attacks and Infestations - insights from an essay by Bill Conroy BSc. (Agr) (Syd) + a Tribute to Wilfred Lawrence Conroy CBE by Keith Jackson, PNG and others