January 29 - February 4 2023: Issue 569

 

Back To School 2023: Getting To School By Ferry - Australia's First 'School Boat' Ran In Pittwater - some history

Church Point Ferry Service's Amelia K still brings children to Newport Wharf each school day to attend Newport PS
School holidays end and the first school term for 2023 begins on Tuesday January 31st, with some walking to school, or riding their bike, or catching a bus, and some catching a ferry to Newport Public School and disembarking at Newport wharf and some disembarking at Church Point wharf for Pittwater High School.

In fact Pittwater had the first 'school boat' which commenced 117 years ago. This was to bring children who lived at Barrenjoey Lightouse, or over at Currawong Beach, Mackerel Beach and the Basin, as well as Scotland Island, Elvina and Lovett Bays to school as there was no school for children after that which had opened for children of lighthouse keepers at Barrenjoey had closed, and although a school opened in the old church at Church Point and later ran in a cottage at Bayview, by 1906 there were simply too many children living here and a school at Mona Vale was built while the other, at Newport, also took in more new students.

The school held in the old church at Church Point commenced from May 1883 and then transferred to a building at Bayview near where The Quays marina is now - this was called the 'Pittwater Public School'. The Newport public school, first run in a tent, began in April 1888 and Mona Vale began in 1906 in temporary rooms in Park street to begin with, while a new and bigger school was built at Mona Vale at the current school site for the Primary school opened in 1912. 



Above: 'Church Point, Pitt Water - 20 minutes from Sydney' by A. J. Vogan (Arthur James), 1859-1948, [circa. 1910 - ca. 1915]. Courtesy State Library of Victoria. Image H82.254/8/29 - showing the chapel; Church point was named for - see Methodist Church at Church Point History - 'A Church at Church Point!'

  

DEMOLISHED METHODIST CHURCH. Erected in 1872 on Church Point, Pittwater, this old building was recently demolished. DEMOLISHED METHODIST CHURCH. (1932, April 7). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16853823

The the end of year concert when the school was at Bayview:

Country News. Pittwater Public School, Bayview. 

The annual concert in aid of the prize fund of the above school was held on Saturday evening, 6th instant. Mr Dugald Thomson, M.L.A. presided. There was a large audience. The programme which consisted of songs, duets, recitations violin and auto harp selections, was well rendered by the friends of the children. A vote of thanks to the chairman and those who contributed to make the entertainment a success was proposed by the teacher. (Mr Morrison).” COUNTRY NEWS. (1897, November 12). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14112404

Pittwater Public School - Samuel Morrison with his pupils - circa 1898, courtesy Bob Waterer

what was then called Fig Tree Flat and later La Corniche Bayview, site of the Bay View School  circa 1900 - 1910



SKETCH: PICTURESQUE NEW SOUTH WALES — MANLY TO PITTWATER. See Page 1368.1. D Y Lagoon. 2. The Coast looking from hill above Narrabeen. 3. Pittwater Basin. 4. Public School Newport. 5. Long Reef and Collaroy Beach. 6. At Newport. PICTURESQUE NEW SOUTH WALES—MANLY TO PITTWATER.-. (1890, June 21). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 1374. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162074462 - Newport school started in a tent

Newport Public School 1900 - showing the school bell - courtesy Pittwater Local studies - Historical Images, Mona Vale Library.


Newport PS's school bell in 2016

On the 9th of March 1911 Mr. James Booth, the local stonemason, submitted a successful tender for the construction of a tiled two room schoolhouse. 

In October 1912 the school left the Stringer premises to the new schoolhouse in Narrabeen Street - a few Mona Vale schoolchildren insights from that time showing the children were kept aware of the world around them and also what was happening locally - such as the opening of the tram line to Narrabeen:

NARRABEEN TRAM. CHILDREN'S ESSAY PRIZES.

Children attending the Narrabeen, Mona Vale, and Newport Public School, at the Invitation of the tram opening celebration committee, wrote essays on 'The Pleasure to be Derived to the District.' The adjudicator, the editor of the 'Town and Country Journal,' has awarded the prizes as follows:— Narrabeen: Gertrude Hirsch. 1; Heather Thackery 2, Clement Snow, 3; Iris Lillington, 4. Mona Vale: Harold Hewitt, 1 : Ruby Kuhlmorgan. 3; Walter Peterson, 3; Richard Blackford, 4. Newport: Isabel Hastie. 1: Vera Russell, 1; John Williams, 3; Vera Lewis, 4. Sixteen competitors sent essays from Narrabeen, 17 from Mona Vale and 19 from Newport. The school masters, Messrs. Thompson (Narrabeen), Morrison (Mona Vale), and Harper (Newport) gave every assistance to the committee, and were complimented on the work of their pupils. NARRABEEN TRAM. (1912, July 19).Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), , p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114480334 

Those who were old enough to go to high school still had to travel further away, to Manly or further, as the high schools at Narrabeen, Winnererremy Bay, Pittwater Highs School, and Barrenjoey High School were still decades away from being built and opened.

The Transfer of Samuel Morrison to Freshwater and the new Headmaster's announcements:

School Teacher's Transfer.

Mr. W. I. Ross, the much-respected Public School teacher at Paterson, has received word of his appointment to the charge of the Public School at Mona Vale, near Manly. Paterson people will be sorry to lose Mr. and Mrs. Ross, but will congratulate them on their transfer to a place near Sydney, and amid delightful surroundings. School Teacher's Transfer. (1912, August 23). The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939), , p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123121380 

and the same may be said with regard to the Mona Vale community upon the addition of Mr. and Mrs. Ross to its numbers, Mr. Ross, as we intimated yesterday, having been appointed to take charge of the Mona Vale Public school.  Branxton Public School. (1912, August 24).The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1939), , p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123111143 

In the wonderful book compiled by Beverly Lewis for 100th Celebrations 'Mona Vale Public School - celebrating 100 years...' the rooms are described as "22' x 21'6, designed to accommodate 40 primary and 44 infants. A covered verandah, two fireplaces and grounds heavily covered in timber."

And a year afterwards - the first of many improvements to the school.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS'  IMPROVEMENTS. TENDERS ACCEPTED.

Mona Vale Public School, alterations to windows. R. Miles. Brookvale (£19). PUBLIC SCHOOLS IMPROVEMENTS. (1913, December 16). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15481811 


In Mona Vale's Centenary year of 2012 the talk given by Margaret Collins at the Launch, a past Infant Mistress and for whom a current Citizenship Shield at MVPS is named, described the environment. Miss Collin’s, whose father was a Principal at the school from 1936, and who was a student herself, saw tall trees and masses of them in Mona Vale, paddocks with horses surrounded the school, some children coming from Bayview and Warriewood on these to attend. She recalled the extension of the school grounds and how Oliver Way, on the southern boundary of the present school, was formed due to land being donated by the Oliver’s of Bayview. Miss Collin’s relating of playing marbles under a Bunyip pine, which also once marked the fences border.

Left to right: Beverly Lewis(who has wrote the book on History of MVPS,  Margaret Collins, Richard Hoskins AM, and Beverly Harvey under the Bunyip pine in 2012

The first 'school launch' commenced running in April 1904 - the newspapers of the past tell us:

Bayview School Launch.

(See Illustration on this page.)

The Patonga is a motor launch, engaged, morning and evening, of every school day, to convoy children residing at Barrenjoey, Careel Bay, and the adjoining district, to the Bayview (Central) School. Pittwater, although one of the most beautiful, interesting, and picturesque of Nature's gems, is by the very reason of its loveliness, a difficult place to provide with schools. Until quite recently the only way those children could get-to either Bayview or Newport Public Schools, was by rowing boat, the distance in some cases being nearly eight miles. It will be seen that only in very fine weather was it possible to attend school, and the result, unfortunately, was that the people, by the peculiarity of their location, were practically debarred the advantage of our Public Instruction Act. 

Numerous requests were made to have more convenient  school  accommodation for these children (29 in number), but there was this difficulty--That to give all these families anything like equal opportunities, would have necessitated two or three small schools. Early in the present year, the Hon John Perry, then Minister for Education, Instructed Mr. Senior Inspector Lobban to take the matter in hand, and ascertain the best way in which the request could be treated. 

After exhaustive inquiries had been made by that able officer; assisted by Mr. S. Morrison, teacher Bayview Public School, it was proposed to gather together all the children, and take them by launch to Bayview Public School. This idea commended itself to Mr. Perry, and arrangements were made with Mr. William Sykes, the owner of the Patonga, to give the scheme a fair trial. The service was inaugurated in  April, and has been running nearly four months. 

As this was one of the last administrative acts of Mr. Perry, he may feel proud of the result, which is described in departmental reports as "an .unqualified success". 

This, launch, is the first and only school launch in Australia. The boat is a distinct departure from the style usually adopted for motor launches. She is 30ftlong and 8ft beam, the motive power being supplied by a 5 h.p. Hercules engine. She was built specially strong to withstand the rough sea sometimes experienced in the bay, and it is a source of gratification to the department that all through :the recent heavy weather the timetable has been carried out. She is in charge of her owner, and presents an interesting appearance as she comes each morning, with 20 to 30 children, to Church Point Wharf. The Bayview (Pittwater) Public School Launch. 

Bayview School Launch. (1904, August 3). Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 37. Retrieved from  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71512651


The Bayview (Pittwater) Public School Launch. Bayview School Launch. (1904, August 3).Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), , p. 37. Retrieved  from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71512651

Images is  from a Newspaper cutting held by the State Library of Western Australia: 

'This image is part of a collection of 69 albums of pictures, postcards, and newspaper cuttings donated to the State Library of Western Australia in July 1961 by the family of the late Mr Miller. Jack Edward Miller was employed as a boatman and cook by the Harbour and Lights Department in February 1902 and spent some time at Breaksea Island lighthouse near Albany.' Call Number U15g.

William Sykes had land at Newport and applied to have oyster leases on Crystal Bay at Newport from 1905 on - yes, there was once a famed 'Newport Oyster'. At Crystal Bay there was also a boarding house called to begin with 'Collins Rest' and later on, 'Bay View House', probably due to the lovely view over Crystal Bay:


APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES FOR OYSTER CULTURE. (1905, July 25). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 5060. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221025971


Green Point (and Crystal Bay) Newport, circa 1890

Bushrangers Hill at Newport (NSW) and Scott's Hotel Bay View House, circa 1900, from NSW State Records and Archives, Item: FL12973

Bushrangers Hill at Newport (NSW) and Scott's Hotel Bay View House, circa 1900, from NSW State Records and Archives, Item: FL12973

William Sykes had bought land at Newport during the earlier land subdivision sales. William Sykes lived on Barrenjoey Road at Newport at the top of the hill that overlaps Bungan beach. He also had a shop of some sort in the vicinity from at least 1905 on as he had to apply to sell tobacco products in that year. He passed away on February 9th 1924 at his home at Newport, aged 65. His first born son, John Sykes, was a foundation member of the Newport surf club in 1909.

NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT.

APPLICATIONS having been made to bring the lands hereunder described under the provisions of the Real Property Act, Certificate! of Indefeasible Title will issue, unless Caveats be lodged in accordance with the Third Schedule to the said Act, on or before the date named opposite each ease respectively.

No. 13,628. County of Cumberland, parish of Narrabeen, 3 acres 2 roods 19| perches, 7 acres 2 roods 191/2 perches, 5 acres 35 1/2 perches, 50 acres 1 rood, 46 acres 0 roods 10| perches, 14 acres 2 roods 4f perches, 41 acres 0 roods 38 perches, 13 acres 1 rood 4 perches* 7 acres 0 roods 36 perches, and 21 acres 1 rood 28 perches, situated in Bassett, Mona, Waterview, and Beaconsfield Streets, Crescent Road, Pittwater Road, Bulgola Road, The Avenue, and Queen's East Parade, Pittwater.—being lots Nos. 33 to 38 of section No. 3, lots No. 3 and 6 of section No. 4, lots Nos. 9, 13 to 23, 25, 26, and 27 of section No. 5, and lots Nos. 1, 1A, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2, 2a, 5 to 10, 13, 14, and 16 to 20 of section No. 6 of the Mona Vale Estate and part of 700 acres (portion No. 17 of parish) granted to Robert Campbell; adjoining the properties of D. Blundell, W. Rand, L. List, T. C. Calvert, C. W. Poulton, Mrs. Hunter, E. Blackwell, W. Sykes, Mrs. Boulton, J. Porter, R. C. Perry, J. Verrell, G. S. Brock, W. Pollock, E. C. V. Broughton, Mrs. Reid, A, Sturman, and W. Brewer. 

Application By The Mona Vale Land Company, Limited. Date up until when caveats may be lodge: March 10, 1905. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. (1905, January 20). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 379. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220953663

SURF. BATHING AT NEWPORT. 

Surf bathers at Newport who recently received financial assistance from the Warringah Shire Council towards accommodation, have now formed a club. At the initial meeting the following office-bearers were elected: — Patron, Dr. Arthur, MLA.; president, Mr. W. E. Trevor-Jones, hon. secretary Mr. Lewis, hon. treasurer. Mr. S. Greig; vice-presidents; Cr. Quirk, C. D. Paterson, J. Barrett, S. Greig. F. Meddows. and Slater; In general committee, Mnsrs. W Boulton, L Scott R. Boulton, T. Bulfin, J. Sykes. SURF BATHING AT NEWPORT. (1909, November 9). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 11. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238240440

The Pittwater School ferry – the Patonga Launch was built by E. Fisk at Penrith in 1903.

A NEW MODEL LAUNCH

This reminds us of the model oil launch referred to in the heading, and which we were invited to inspect. There is nothing so calculated to push a country forward as private enterprize (although our present Government is not of that opinion), and did we but have more of it, things would soon hum in Australasia as loud as in America. A step or two up the ladder of private enterprize has just been taken in Penrith in connection with water traffic and the result—a splendid launch, built on perfectly modern scientific principles, with all latest contrivances for speed, convenience and comfort. The enterprising proprietor is Mr William Sykes, architect, and the builder Mr E Fisk, well known as a thoroughly efficient and -reliable ship-builder, having served his apprenticeship in Sydney.

Unfortunately for the district this handsome modern launch is not being perfected and expensively finished to float on and grace our deserted waters, but is intended by the owner for service on the Hawkesbury River. Whether this is through the unwillingness of the public to patronise and encourage such undertakings, or whether the proprietor has in view a much more profitable scheme in the locality chosen, is not in our province to say. Anyway, it is clear at-the present time our river has no attraction for its owners, and the cause remains a knotty problem to solve.

The new launch is being built at the rear of Mr Sykes residence in High-street, and is 30ft in length—the beam being 8ft- has a depth of 4ft 6in. and a draught of about 2ft. She is being built especially strong, having 3 lots of frames, and for greater protection is double-planked all over. The engine-house, which is placed centrally, is very neatly constructed and well lighted, the upper part, which is glazed with very thick glass, standing about 2ft above the deck. The motive power will be supplied by a powerful oil engine of latest design. The boat is beautifully fitted up for the accommodation of 16 people, sleeping arrangements being made for 8. For the safety of passengers the floor of the cock-pit and all seats are constituted so as to float in case of necessity, and so be the means of saving life. All this is being done in compliance with the Navigation Department's regulations. The fore cabin is also conveniently arranged and fitted up, and there is a hat oh way on the deck above for the storage of the anchor, &c. The lower parts of the launch are securely covered with copper sheeting, to water mark, the whole of the work being splendidly executed. The boat will have a single screw. Above deck she will be fitted with awnings which may be made entirely water and wind proof when necessary. The launch, when finished, will be a handsome structure, fit to face either a rough sea or smoother waters. The proprietor informs us the boat will be run by his son. A Model New Launch. (1903, May 23). Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962), p. 6. Retrieved from  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100916017 

Mr Sykes also built boats when he lived in Newport:


RIVER LAUNCHES. (1907, December 2). Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134695906

A description of catching the school boat:

WITH THE CHILDREN. HOMEWARD BOUND.

Some few years ago in and around Pittwater were found many children who could neither write nor spell their own names. The nearest school was miles away, and quite inaccessible to the children living at-the mouth of the bay. Directly the attention of the department was called to this matter it set itself to remedy so great an evil. A trim little-oil launch was requisitioned, subsidised by the Government, and now the visitor to Newport, Bayview, Clareville, or Kurring-gai Chase, may see the unique spectacle of a launch full of children going- to or from the public school at Church Point.

It starts on its way at 7.15 a.m., and gathers the children from the many little bays and inlets that make beautiful that fine stretch of water to the left of Barrenjoey. At 9.30 the pupils are all seated at their desks.

Afternoon is the best time for the visitor to take a trip with the launchman, and see how the State caters for the children.

The launch leaves Newport on the home-ward journey about 3.15 p.m. It heads straight for the point, where the children, some 25 or 30 of them, having left the pretty schoolhouse half a mile distant, have assembled themselves on the jetty. A pretty picture they make, too, as they stand on the steps, white-pinafored, dark coated, rosy-cheeked, with bag in hand or slung over shoulder. The launch draws alongside.

 The bigger boys and girls step in, carefully watched by the assistant, who lifts the smaller ones and sets them quickly but gently on the deck of the boat. Another moment and away she goes with her cargo of little souls. A quick steam along the right shore, and a stop is made at one of the pretty bays for which Pittwater is renowned. A curly-headed little girl, some 6 years old, and her bigger brother are landed. They shout a merry "Good-bye" to the other youngsters, and off they go to the big house, where their parents are. Another stop, and three others are landed, along with sundry loaves of bread, and what looks uncommonly like a leg of mutton. Further on a halt is made to deliver the day's paper, a tin of biscuits, three loaves of bread, and two more children.

The launch is slowing down. This landing is not so easy as the last. There is no wharf here. The fisherman pulls out in his boat, draws alongside, and the children step in. A few loaves of bread, a letter, and sundry parcels accompany them.

Many stoppages are made before Barrenjoey is reached. The largest number of children are delivered to here, along with a larger supply of provisions.

It is said that boys and girls of 1-7 living in this lonely, out-of-the-way place had no means of education until the department provided this means of conveyance, and carried them free of charge to the school at the head of the bay. The launch turns homeward, but it is a long run before the four remaining children are landed.

It grows colder. They huddle closer together. The launchman suggests a song. Their willingness to comply proves it to be the usual way they pass the time down the bay after losing their companions. Four shrill little voices pipe "When the Empire Calls," "Three' Blind Mice," and "The Canadian Boat Song." "God Save the King" gives the visitors timely warning that they are nearing home, though there is no sight or sound of habitation. They are landed at last. Their day is a long one. They are the first passengers and the last. They must make an early start, for their home lies three-quarters of a mile from the water. Away they go, each carrying a loaf of broad and their schoolbags. They are a wee bit timid of the walk just yet. An evening or two previous they were in sight of home when two native cats jumped down on the narrow bush track. With one accord they dropped everything, turned themselves round, and never stopped running till they reached the water where 15 minutes previously they had been landed.

A quick run of half an hour with one or two stoppages for the delivery of provisions to the lonely fisherman or selector brings the launch back to its moorings.

Truly we live in wondrous times when the education of the children of the solitary fisherman, the lighthouse keeper, or the caretaker is thought of so much importance that means are found to bring them to the in to whom that education can be obtained.-"Herald." ZAVA.

WITH THE CHILDREN. (1906, December 25)Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61461790

As you can read above, The Patonga was soon owned by A G Stiles and Sons.

A Newport gentleman Mr Barrett, who also had a shop at Newport in Kalinya street where The Mirage now stands, ran his launch all over Pittwater from at least 1906 on:


Mr Barrett's launch at Newport, circa 1906, you can actually see some youngsters in this boat - from NSW State Records and Archives, Item: FL12815

We can also see some of those places the local launches or ferry boat went to in this 1920's sales brochure for land at Great Mackerel Beach. 

Sydney, N.S.W. : H. W. Horning & Co., 1920. Copy at Mitchell Library has book plate 'Presented to Mitchell Library by Horning & Co, Ltd'. Mitchell Library copy 2 at Q981.1/H1 transferred from Pittwater subdivision plans P13/85-85f. Online images available via the State Library of NSW at: http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?embedded=true&toolbar=false&dps_pid=IE6666410
























Today the school boat is run by the Church Point Ferry Service - and still a great way to get to and from school.


Jetty Changes

And of course, the jetty at Newport, where students disembark, has changed too - this was first built in 1881, in time for the visits of two sons of Queen Victoria, Princes Albert and George, and their trip to Pittwater and up the Hawkesbury. Newport wharf/jetty was originally named after her to honour this visit and the then Queen.

Newport, circa 1880-1890, by Charles Bayliss - and enlarged sections from. Part of the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) collection  - the steamer may be the Florrie - launched 1879 - or the Illawarra, which also brought excursionists to the Newport wharf 



Disembarking at Newport for picnic, circa 1900 (Ferry is the SS Phoenix), 'Newport Wharf '- by Sydney & Ashfield : Broadhurst Post Card Publishers from album: Scenes of Newport, N.S.W, Image No: , curteys State Library of NSW

Launches and yachts moored at Newport Public Wharf, during a Pittwater Regatta - that's the SS Archer in the background - this steamer was the flagship for the 1925 Pittwater Regatta. This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William Hall collection. The Hall collection combines photographs from both William J Hall and his father William Frederick Hall. Object number 00012150

 Newport Wharf No. a106119 ca. 1900-1927 Sydney & Ashfield : Broadhurst Post Card Publishers from Album Scenes of Newport, N.S.W., courtesy State library of NSW

Newport Public Wharf, during a Pittwater Regatta - that's the SS Archer in the background. This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William Hall collection. The Hall collection combines photographs from both William J Hall and his father William Frederick Hall. Object number 00012150

Although Church Point had been used as a landing place by the original indigenous peoples of this place and after them the earliest settlers, it was not until 1884 that a wharf was built by the then state government for people to be able to use and for steamers (now ferries) to catch - these were also used to transport produce such as fruit and vegetables grown in Pittwater, and sometimes fish - although many of the local fishermen would take their own catch into the markets in town to sell.

CHURCH   POINT   IN   1904.  


Church Point, c. 31/12/1908, from State Records NSW pictures, Item No.: FL13009


Church Point wharf in 1918 - from Land sales lithograph

Newport Wharf Today:

Crew and yachts at Newport waiting for the weather to clear during the Pittwater Regatta. This image appears in The Sydney Mail4 January 1922, page 18. Image courtesy Australian National Maritime Museum, image no: 12163. They are alongside the then Newport Wharf

These banks at Newport alongside Pittwater today:





Church Point Wharf Today

References

SYKES—CURRY.—April 23, by the Rev. William Moore, Wesleyan minister, William, second son of John Sykes, contractor, Yorkshire, England, to Catherine Robinson, third daughter of Henry Curry, of Balmain. Family Notices (1879, June 14). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 925. Retrieved  from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162808260

Children of the union:

SYKES JOHN 3876/1880 WILLIAM CATHERINE R born at: BALMAIN
SYKES FLORENCE G 23885/1882 WILLIAM CATHERINE born at: PENRITH
SYKES WILLIAM THOMAS 27474/1884 WILLIAM CATHERINEPENRITH
SYKES SARAH MAY 1765/1885 WILLIAM CATHERINE RSYDNEY
SYKES AMY 29974/1887 WILLIAM CATHERINE PENRITH
SYKES EDGAR 28375/1890 WILLIAM CATHERINE PENRITH
SYKES EDITH 29342/1893 WILLIAM CATHERINE R PENRITH
SYKES HERBERT 24635/1896 WILLIAM CATHERINE PENRITH
SYKES WILLIAM J 15028/1899 WILLIAM CATHERINE PENRITH
SYKES NORMAN E 6247/1904 WILLIAM CATHERINE R PENRITH



Advertising (1904, March 12). Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100950203

Pittwater - erection of a weatherboard cottage at Mona Vale Pittwater. Plans at the office of Messrs. W P Martin and Company, 53 Young street, city, or Mr William Sykes, Newport. ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS. (1906, May 8). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14770112

PITTWATER REGATTA
A Successful Function 
META WINS THE SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP

Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, a large number of spectators congregated to witness the second annual Pitt-water regatta. The steamer Narara was flagship, and accommodated a .large complement of sightseers. The Manly Band was 'stationed aboard, and enlivened, the proceedings. The racing was for the most part good. 

The regatta officials were;— Sailing: Starters, J. Cronin, S. J. Keegan; judge, B. Cormack; timekeepers, L. Gibbons, D. Henry; umpire, A. May; handicappers, W. Sykes, J. Barnett, junr., J. Booth, E. . Miles, - W. Boulton; hon. treasurer, S. Greig; -hon. secretary, John Roche; assistant hon. secretaries, Miss G. Lloyd, S. B. Bond; committee, Miss G. Lloyd, Messrs. K. Sykes, E. J. Miles, S. Stiles, S. B. Bond, N. H. Graham, 1 J. Booth, J. Duffy, J. -W. Austin, S. Greig, W. Boulton, W. Reid, J. Roche, J. Williams, . C. Hastie. Results of the various contests were:— SAILING EYENTS skiffs champion skiff 1 Meta (E. W. Moppett) "J Nereid (P. Milson) ; I Heather (J. Crouch) SAILING BOATS, 14ft. 10 18ft. Myee (J. Baiter), scr. ' 1 Petrel (H. Wilson), 8min. Dauntless (W. Boulton), 1min. LICENSED FISHING BOATS HANDICAP. Favourite (C. Buchan), 5min j-Winnile (S. Sly), 10-min, Principle (E. S. de Rusett), 8min. ROWING EVENTS BOYS' HANDICAP (14 years and under). H. Sykes, 1, A. Erickson 2, 3sec. F. Fin-ge, 3sec 3 GIRLS' HANDICAP (16 years and under). E. Sykes G. Stiles 3 LADIES HANDICAP. L. Arter, scr ' I E. M. Devlin, 2sec. -2 YOUTHS HANDICAP (18 years and under). E. Devlin, scr 1 E. Sykes, scr ; 2 'J. Hansen, scr 3 ' DOUBLE SCULLS HANDICAP. J. Sykes and C. Hastie, 25sec 1 S. Heaton and D. Fulton, 30sec 2 LADIES AND GENT.'S DOUBLE SCULLS' HANDICAP. E. N. Devlin and E. Devlin, 25sec. 1 L. Arter and W. T. Oliver, scr. 2 SINGLE SCUL',.3 HANDICAP J. Marton, lOsec. 1 J. Hastie, 35seo 2 LADIES' DOUBLE SCULLS HANDICAP. E. Devlin and L. Art jr. s:r 1 G. Lloyd and Mrs. Hill ig, Isec 2 OLD BUFFERS' HANDICAP; F. Erickson, Usee, i 1 M. Linguist, 35sec 2 MOTOR LAUNCH HANDICAP. Greeba (-K. Bennett), 3mtn 1 Hastings (A. G. Stiles), 6min 2 Fairbanks (J. Barnett), scr 3 After the regatta a dinner and dance were held at Newport. PITTWATER REGATTA (1908, February 2). The Sunday Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1903 - 1910), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227131852

SYKES.—February 9, 1924, at his residence, Barranjoey-road, Newport, William, dearly loved husband of Katherine Sykes, aged 65 years. Family Notices (1924, February 11). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16120612

SYKES.—In loving memory of my dear husband, William, who died suddenly at his residence, Newport, February 9, 1924, aged 65.
No one knows the silent heartache,
No one knows the bitter pain, I have suffered since you left me.
I have never been the same.
My heart just aches with sadness,
And my eyes shed many a tear, 
God alone knows how I miss you,
As it dawns this first sad year. Inserted by his loving wife.
SYKES.—In loving memory of our dear father, William Sykes, who died suddenly at his residence, Newport, February 9, 1924.
To-day recalls sad memories.
Of a loved one gone to rest;
And those who think of him to-day
Are those who loved him best.
It s hard to part with one we loved,
But God, who knoweth best,
Held out his loving arms and said,
"Come unto Me and rest."
Inserted by his loving sons, daughters, son-in-law, and daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.
SYKES.—In loving memory of our dear father. William Sykes, who departed this life February 9, 1924. Inserted by his son and daughter, John and Sarah.
 Family Notices (1925, February 9). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16193967

Back To School 2023: Getting To School By Ferry - Australia's First 'School Boat' Ran In Pittwater - Some History - A J Guesdon, 2023

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Marie Byles Lucy Gullett Kookoomgiligai Frank Hurley Archpriest JJ Therry Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor Bowen Bungaree W. Bradley 1788 Journal Midholme Loggan Rock Cabin La Corniche La Corniche II Lion Island Bungan Beach Botham Beach  Scarred Trees   Castles in the Sand Dame Nellie Melba lunches at Bilgola Spring, 1914  First to Fly in Australia at North Narrabeen  Mona Vale Golf Club's Annual Balls  Governor Phillip camps on Resolute Beach  Ruth Bedford  Jean Curlewis  Mollie Horseman  Charlotte Boutin  May Moore  Neville W Cayley  Leon Houreux   Frederick Wymark  Sir Adrian Curlewis  Bilgola Heron Cove  Mullet Creek  Shark Point  Woodley's Cottage  A Tent at The Basin Collin's Retreat-Bay View House-Scott's Hotel  Bilgola Cottage and House  The First Pittwater Regatta  Women Cricketers Picnic  Filmed In Pittwater   Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn Waradiel Season The Church at Church Point  Governor Phillip's Exploration of Broken Bay, 2 - 9 March 1788   Petroglyths: Aboriginal Rock Art on the Northern Beaches  Avalon Headland Landmarks  Steamers Part I  Pittwater Aquatic Club Part I  Woody Point Yacht Club  Royal Motor Yacht Club Part I Dorothea Mackellar  Elaine Haxton  Neva Carr Glynn  Margaret Mulvey Jean Mary Daly  Walter Oswald Watt Wilfrid Kingsford Smith John William Cherry George Scotty Allan  McCarrs Creek  Narrabeen Creek  Careel Creek Currawong Beach Creek  Bushrangers at Pittwater  Smuggling at Broken Bay  An Illicit Still at McCarr's Creek  The Murder of David Foley  Mona Vale Outrages  Avalon Camping Ground   Bayview Koala Sanctuary  Ingleside Powder Works  Palm Beach Golf Course  Avalon Sailing Club  Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club  Palm Beach SLSC Part I - The Sheds  Warriewood SLSC  Whale Beach SLSC Flagstaff Hill Mount Loftus Pill Hill Sheep Station Hill  S.S. 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Ena I, II and III  Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees  Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction Barrenjoey Broken Bay Shipwrecks Up To 1900  Barrenjoey Light Keepers  Douglas  Adrian Ross  Newport SLSC 1909 - 1938 Part I Overview  North Narrabeen SLSC - The Formative Years  First Naval Exercises by New South Wales Colonial Ships –The Wolverene at Broken Bay   Bilgola SLSC - the First 10 years  North Palm Beach SLSC  A History of Pittwater Parts 1 and 4 Pittwater Regattas - 1907 and 1908  Pittwater Regattas - 1921 - The Year that Opened and Closed with a Regatta on Pittwater Pittwater Regatta Banishes Depression - 1933  The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair  Careel Bay Jetty-Wharf-Boatshed Gow-Gonsalves Boatshed -Snapperman Beach Carl Gow’s WWI Service in AIF Camping at Narrabeen - A Trickle then a Flood Pittwater's Parallel Estuary - The Cowan 'Creek' RMYC Broken Bay Boathouse and Boatshed Barrenjoey Boat House The Bona - Classic Wooden Racing Yacht Mona Vale Hospital Golden Jubilee - A Few Insights on 50 Years as a Community Hospital Far West Children's Health Scheme - the Formation Years  The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy and Race and the Gentleman who loved Elvina Bay  Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay NSW - Cruiser Division History - A History of the oldest division in the Royal Motor Yacht Club   Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Early Motor Boats and Yachts, their Builders and Ocean Races to Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury and Pittwater  The Royal Easter Show Began As the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales   The Mail Route to Pittwater and Beyond  The Wild Coachmen of Pittwater - A Long and Sometimes Bumpy Ride on Tracks Instead of Roads  The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gow's Tom Thumb 'Canoe'   Furlough House Narrabeen - Restful Sea Breezes For Children and Their Mothers   From Telegraphs to Telephones - For All Ships at Sea and Those On Land Mona Vale Training Grounds - From Lancers on Horses to Lasses on Transport Courses Fred Verrills; Builder of Bridges and Roads within Australia during WWII, Builder of Palm Beach Afterwards   Communications with Pittwater  Ferries To Pittwater  A History of Pittwater - Part 4: West Head Fortress  Pittwater's Lone Rangers - 120 Years of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the Men of Flowers Inspired by Eccleston Du Faur  Early Pittwater Launches and Ferries Runs Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Clubhouse Avalon Beach SLSC The Second and Third Clubhouses From Beneath the Floorboards at Hyde Park Barracks Bungaree Was Flamboyant  Andrew Thompson - 'Long Harry' Albert Thomas Black John Collins of Avalon Narrabeen Prawning Times - A Seasonal Tide of Returnings  Oystering in the Pittwater Estuary - Oyster Kings and Pearl Kings and When Not to Harvest Oysters  Yabbying In Warriewood Creeks  Eeling in Warriewood's Creeks (Includes A Short History of community involvement in environmental issues/ campaigns in and around Narrabeen Lagoon - 1974 to present by David James OAM)   Eunice Minnie Stelzer - Pittwater Matriarchs  Maria Louisa Therry - Pittwater Matriarchs Manly's Stone Kangaroo, Camera Obscura,  First Maze and 'Chute' - Fun Days in Sea Hazes from 1857 On  A Salty Tale of the Kathleen Gillett – A Small Reminder and Celebration of Our 70th Sydney to Hobart  Katherine Mary Roche - Pittwater Matriarch  Sarah A. 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E. Archer Russell (1881-1960) and His Passion For Avifauna From Narrabeen To Newport  A History Of The Campaign For Preservation Of The Warriewood Escarpment by Angus Gordon and David Palmer  Mark Foy of Bayview 2019 Inductee into Australian Sailing Hall of Fame  The Victa Lawnmowers Story With A Careel Bay Link  Plaque Unveiled To Mark Phenomenal Surfing Revolution Commencement: the 1956  Carnival at Avalon Beach That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard  The Other Angels From Avalon: 50th Anniversary Of The IRB Marks The Saving Of Over 100 Thousand Lives The Eos: Classic Pittwater Yachts  Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Whale Beach  Palm Beach Pavilion To Be Renamed The Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks DSO, MC Pavilion - some historical insights  Daniel Gordon Soutar's Influence On Local Golf Courses: Some History Notes Pittwater Fire Boats History: January 2020 Tribute Palm Beach Pavilion Renaming Dedication Honours Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks DSO, MC  Ella McFadyen's Love Of Pittwater: An Environment, Wildlife and Children's Champion Ella McFadyen's Love Of Pittwater: A Children's Champion - shorter version for Children  Sydney Bus Museum Volunteers Helps Mona Vale Bus Depot Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Opening Dorothy Hawkins - a new film by John Illingsworth  Dorothy Hawkins' family, father Joseph Homer, ran a dairy near Winnererremy Bay at Mona Vale from 1936 Narrabeen Fire Brigade Celebrates 100th Anniversary + A Few Extra Insights Into Local Fires And Brigade Formations  Pittwater, Narrabeen Lagoon & The Collaroy Beachfront: Some Storms and Flood Tides Of The Past - With Pictures  The Wolverene At Broken Bay In 1885   Jack 'Bluey' Mercer (January 2nd, 1923 - February 17th, 2020) - West Head Battery in WWII  Manly Children's Festival Federation Of A Commonwealth Medals Of 1901  Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson: 2020 International Womens Day + Pittwater Online 10 Years Celebrations  The Bona - Classic Wooden Yacht 2020 Answers North Head Quarantine Station, Manly: Some History - Governor Ralph Darling Saved Australians, Saved Australia  Winnererremy Bay: Angus Gordon, the Sequel to Dorothy Hawkins by John Illingsworth Roderic Quinns Poems and Prose For Manly, Beacon Hill, Dee Why And Narrabeen - 10 Year Celebrations and all Manly-Pittwater Poets Series in One Place  Stargazing In Pittwater: Historic and Contemporary   The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffrey 1899  Harold Tristram Squire: October 28, 1868 - May 16,1938; Artist of Mona Vale  All Is Quiet On The Western Front by Roger Sayers Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Palm Beach   Large Sunfish Caught at Barranjuee in 1875  Grace Brook, 1921-2017 by Paul McGrath and Robin Bayes  The Pittwater Floating Hotels That Almost Were: Old Paddle Steamers, Fairmiles  + A Current 'Lilypad'  Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners Of Bliss - A History: Updated 2020  Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Celebrates 40th Anniversary  Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Careel Bay   Careel Bay Reserves and Playing Fields in Careel Bay Playing Fields Reserve - Including Hitchcock Park: Birds, Boots & Beauty  North Narrabeen Rock Pool: Some History Narrabeen Lakes Amateur Swimming Club by Maureen Rutlidge, Life Member  Avalon Beach North Headland: An Ever-Changing Coastline - Storm Swell Of July 2020  Anthony Thomas Ruskin Rowe, Spitfire Pilot (1919 To 1943) - 75th VP Day Tributes 2020  Walter ('Wal') Williams - VP Day 75th Tributes 2020 Gwenyth Sneesby (nee Forster) 75th VP Day Tributes 2020  Pittwater's Midget Submarine M24 War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago   Avalon Beach and Surrounds in 1968 and 1970 - Photos Taken By Gary Clist  Muriel Knox Doherty of Avalon Beach VP Day 2020 75th Anniversary Tributes   Dundundra Falls Reserve: August 2020 photos by Selena Griffith - Listed in 1935  Binishells In Pittwater Schools Bairne Walking Track, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park (Trig Stations) photos by Kevin Murray  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your Name - Bayview  Perons' Tree Frog At Careel Bay - who is 'Peron'?  Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Church Point  Stapleton Park Reserve In Spring 2020: An Urban Ark Of Plants Found Nowhere Else Sydney's ACA Building Revitalisation Project Complete: Grand Old Building Has Links To Architects Of St. Patrick's College Manly - Some History Notes  Harry Wolstenholme (June 21, 1868 - October 14, 1930) Ornithologist Of Palm Beach, Bird Man Of Wahroonga   Three Ferries Named Narrabeen (1883 To 1984) + One Named Barranjoey (1913-1985)  Rockley was Cricket for Girls 130 Years Ago - and this Team Visited Narrabeen as well  The Bus To Palm Beach: Some History  Surf Boats Season Kicks Off At Newport November 14; A Whole Range Of Local Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Carnivals Set To Roll Out Over The 2020-2021 Season + Some History Newport to Bilgola Bushlink 'From The Crown To The Sea' Paths:  Founded In 1956 - A Tip and Quarry Becomes Green Space For People and Wildlife Welcome To Country: Neil Evers – NAIDOC Week 2020  Marine Rescue Broken Bay Naming Ceremony for the new BB30 - The Michael Seale   Marine Rescue Broken Bay Unit's Beginnings In The Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Some RMYC BB Connections  Stokes Point To Taylor's Point: An Ideal Picnic, Camping & Bathing Place   Boy Scouts - The Pre-Nippers Life Savers: Some Notes On Local Troops From 1909  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your Name - Narrabeen  Warriewood Historic Farmhouse 'Oaklands' by Krisitin Zindel  John Illingsworth's Local History; 'The Water Dwellers' 1967, Enemark panoramas of Palm and Whale Beach 1917, 'Paper Run' 1956, John Illingsworth 1921 - 2012: 'A Newport Story  Pittwater Summer Houses: 'Cooinoo', Bungan Beach  Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment: Worth Looking After Past Notes and Current Photos  Pittwater Summer Houses: Ocean Beach House - The Combers, Newport Beach  Pittwater Aviatrixes On The Eve Of The RAAF's 100th: A NSW Women's Week - Women Of Aviation Week Celebration  Florence Mary Taylor   Doreen Mavis 'Bobby' Squire  2021 Tribute   Avalon Beach Reserve Heritage Marker For Old Kiosk Installed  Landing In Pittwater: That Beach-Estuary-Lagoon Looks Like A Great Place To Touchdown! Hawkesbury River: 1 In 100 Years Floods - What Washed Up On Pittwater Beaches   The Australian Air League Camps At Mona Vale Beach In The Old La Corniche Building + The Robey Family Of Manly; 'Always Looking Out For Younger People'  The Story Of Pittwater's Anti-Submarine Boom Net by John Illingsworth, Pittwater Pathways  Avalon's Village Green: Avalon Park Becomes Dunbar Park - Some History + Toongari Reserve and Catalpa Reserve Unseen Footage Of Nellie Melba To Celebrate Her 160th Birthday: The Day Dame Nellie Melba Lunched At Bilgola Cottage  Narrabeen Cenotaph + RSL History: 100 and 65 Years Markers Of Service In 2021  Avalon Beach Public School: Some History For A 70th Birthday  Bungan Head 'Bridge' and Tank Trap During WWII - by Malcolm Tompson  Currawong’s 10th Anniversary Funding: The Investment In Local Heritage Continues  The Wakehurst Parkway: 75th Anniversary Of Gazettal As A Main Road In 2021   Pittwater's Tropical Fruits: From The Middle Of Winter  Turimetta Beach Reserve: Old & New Images + Some History  National Fitness Centres At Broken Bay, Mona Vale, Narrabeen: Local History Shows We Like To Move It! Move It!  Nautical Words and Phrases Transposed Into Other Uses: Can You Fathom That?!  Mona Vale Cemetery: Some History  Narrabeen Lagoon and Collaroy Beachfront: Storms and Flood Tides Of The Past + Collaroy Beach Reserve Gazettal  The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge: 75 Years old in 2021 + the Beluba Dam and Oscar Schulze  The Clareville/Long Beach Reserve: some History John William Pilbeam Goffage MBE ''Chips Rafferty'' Of Lovett Bay: Victory In The Pacific Day 2021  The Fern Creek - Ingleside Escarpment To Warriewood Walk + Some History  The Cowan ‘Creek’ + Lovett Bay Heights Tracks: Some Notes From The Pages Of The Past With Early Photos Trafalgar Square, Newport: A 'Commons' Park Dedicated By Private Landholders - The Green Heart Of This Community  The  Rock Lily Hotel Mona Vale - A Place and Hotel Named for a Local Flower  Whale Beach Ocean Reserve: 'The Strand' - Some History On Another Great Protected Pittwater Reserve  How Camping and Campers At Whale Beach Helped The Whale Beach SLSC Save Lives  Camping at Palm Beach  The Baird Family Of Mona Vale - The Wentworths Of Newport  The Rise Of The Surfboard As Life Saving Rescue Equipment: Some History  Opening Narrabeen Lagoon: Keeping The Community Safer For Over 100 Years  Ellis Rowan's Adventures In Painting Birds, Flowers and Insects: 'This Meant That I Was Tapu - Sacred - Because I Painted The Birds'  History Of The Modern Surfboat: Recognising The Surfboat Builders From 1950 To 2021 by Bert Hunt  The Bus To Palm Beach: Some History with Extras  The Landscapes Of Pittwater As Shown Through The Colonial Wandering Sketcher Artist  Remembrance Day 2021: Mona Vale's Hales-Smith Haynes Smith, Holding, Brentnall And Roby - A.I.F. Men Of World War One who died on the Fields of France  Pittwater Summer Houses: Gunjulla, Avalon Beach-Clareville by Helen and Deborah Grant  St. John's Anglican Church Mona Vale- Celebrating Its 150th Year In 2021   Original Sales Pamphlets Of Scotland Island, Mona Vale, Great Mackerel Beach, Bungan, Offer Images Into Our Past – A Pittwater Summer Idyll  Off To School In 2022 A Bit Quicker Than A Hundred Years Ago  Australia's First Tour Of England Cricket Team Was Indigenous: The Summer They Played At Manly - 1867  Narrabeen Lagoon Bridge No 1 History Notes  The History Films Of John Illingsworth: New Work 'The Newport Boys' + Past Features From Pittwater Pathways  Pittwater Regatta 2022 - Hosted By The RPAYC - Celebrates Over 130 Years Of Regattas On Our Estuary and Offshore Reaches  Lucinda Park, Palm Beach: Some History + 2022 Pictures   Barrenjoey House Celebrates its Centenary in 2022  Barrenjoey Boathouse In Governor Phillip Park  Part Of Our Community For 75 Years: Photos From The Collection Of Russell Walton, Son Of Victor Walton  Iluka Park, Woorak Park, Pittwater Park, Sand Point Reserve, Snapperman Beach Reserve - Palm Beach: Some History   Wreck Of Shackleton's Endurance Found: First Images After Frank Hurley's Last Photos Of This Ship Published   Pittwater's Torpedo Wharf - Bill Fitzgerald 2022  Avalon Beach 100 - Ray Henman's 100 Years Centenary Film  Of The Family Of Arthur Jabez Small Talk On Their Grandfather + Extra A J Small Notes; Reserves, A Golf Course, A Surf Club  Dorothy Wilga Hawkins Tribute: 1921 - 2022  Barrenjoey Artists Commune In The Lighthouse Cottages: Post WWII Social Infrastructure Investment Enriched Australia's Cultural Evolution  Brookvale Oval Marks 111 Years As A Community Space With The Opening Of A New Stand and Performance Centre - Some Current + Older History  Avalon Beach Sand Dunes: Some History  Duck Holes: McCarrs Creek  The Sly Family Of Manly and Narrabeen + The First Surfboat At Manly   Mona Vale War Memorials: A School Honour Board, A Victory Tree, A Cenotaph  The Petrov Safe Houses In Pittwater   Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club Celebrates 70 Years  Dorothea Mackellar Of Lovett Bay - The Poet From Whom The Electorate Received Its Name  Wilshire Park Palm Beach: Some History + Photos From May 2022   Narrabeen Hotel: Some History About The Licensees  America Bay Track Walk: Some History + photos by Joe Mills  Mona Vale SLSC: The Clubhouses - Some History  Avalon Beach Village Shops: Some History  100 Years Of Girl Guides In Manly + Some History Of Local Units  Snow Season 2022: Some Local History Connections With The Sport Of Skiing Beginnings  A Glimpse Of The Hawkesbury in 1883 - the Art of John Clark Hoyte   Pittwater Pathways A History Of Pittwater Films Remastered Be The Boss: I Want To Be A Ship's Captain - Princes Albert and George August 1881 Visit to Pittwater + Coast Waiters in Pittwater History  The 1957 Girl Guides Centenary World Camp At Windsor: A 65th Anniversary Celebration Grand Old Tree Of Angophora Reserve Falls Back To The Earth  Topham Track History insights     Brock's The Oaks - La Corniche From 1911 to 1965: Rickards, A Coffee King, A Progressive School, A WWII Training Ground  The Sirius Circumnavigation: Nossiter Trio Make Australian Sailing History - Sirius Now Needs A Saviour  Bungaree was Flamboyant by Neil Evers - Commissioning of MRBB 'Bungaree' special celebration  Stony Range Regional Botanical Garden: Some History On How A Reserve Became An Australian Plant Park  Mona Vale Library Celebrates 50 Years As A Community Hub  Mona Vale SLSC's Frederick Claude Vivian Lane Inducted Into Swimming Australia Hall Of Fame - A Few Insights Into A Local Legend  Newport Hotel Wharf Named For Queen Victoria   Bill Goddard Shares Family Insights  Avalon Beach in 1970-71 - more great photos shared by Gary Clist  Freddie Lane's granddaughter Visits Pittwater on Eve of Mona Vale SLSC's Centenary Celebrations  Harry Wolstenholme - Bird Man of Palm Beach  Duke Kahanamoku Celebrated In Our Area's First Blue Plaque At Freshwater SLSC   The Advent Of The Surfoplane Phenomenon On Our Beaches Led To An Increase In Lifesavers Responses, A Fatality, Along With Lives Being Saved  Gerald Joseph McPhee - A World War II 'M' Special Unit Member: Remembrance Day 2022

Collectors Corner pages:

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 Images of Native Americans an Inestimable Record of Images and Portrait Photographs His Masters Voice, Old 78s 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  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 seventy fifth anniversary of QANTAS Airways  Old Chinese Rice Bowls for Marriage: Worth More Than You Think...   Commanderie 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 and GM Holden Australian Made Car Bodies  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: to Swap or Collect   Joseph Lyddy – O.B.B. Dubbin Boot 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 of the 1950's and 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 - Roger Wickins   Collecting Matchboxes: A Great Way To Explore History And Art  Black Bakelite Telephone: Early Pittwater Phone Numbers  Butter Churns and Milk Separators: Early Pittwater Dairies F100 Ford truck: 1977 model   Collecting 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 Early Pittwater: The Macphersons of 'Wharriewood' and Bayview  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 Sydney Bus Museum Volunteers Helps Mona Vale Bus Depot Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Opening  Manly Children's Festival Federation Of A Commonwealth Medals Of 1901: Collecting Commemorative Medals  Ranelagh Hotel 'Mist' Scent Bottle (Robertson Hotel): Collecting Vintage And Antique Perfume Decanters Stargazing In Pittwater: An End Of Daylight Savings Pastime - The 2020 CWAS David Malin Photography Awards Are Now Open  QANTAS During Centenary Year: 2020 Stamp Collecting Month 2020: Wildlife Recovery Miniature Books of Verse for Spring 2020  June 1942 Rhys Williams Painting of Sydney Harbour Attack