Northern Beaches Council has launched an online portal called History Hub to coincide with NSW History Week which runs from 05 – 13 September.

History Hub puts the Northern Beaches Council Library’s local history collections in one place for the first time, accessible to everyone.

History Hub features over 27k items including 20k historical photographs, 200 oral history recordings, 5k factsheets, and over 600 maps showcasing the history of the Northern Beaches.

Newport around 1940s
Mayor Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Mayor Michael Regan said the Northern Beaches Library’s Local Studies Team had put in a tremendous effort to create the website.

“Thanks to their hard work, the history of our community is forever captured for us and future generations to enjoy.

“The website is easy to navigate and anyone can use it to search all sorts of subjects such as historical photographs of all our beaches, land release maps from early 20th century, old theatre tickets and programs to name a few.

“We encourage people to donate to the collection and you can do this by contacting Council’s Local Studies Team,” said Mayor Regan.

To encourage people to explore History Hub, Council’s Library Services is conducting an online scavenger hunt competition featuring an 18-question quiz.

The selected winner will be able to select an image from the collection and Council will print and frame it for them.

Roseville Bridge circa 1925

Images: Supplied by Northern Beaches Council Library Local Studies

  1. Spit Bridge circa 1925
  2. Newport circa 1940s
  3. Roseville Bridge circa 1925