From the SMH Archive: Telling Our Stories Through Images

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From the SMH Archive supplied 2019
Image Courtesy: Northern Beaches Council, From the SMH Archive New Surfrider Hotel, Dee Why Beach (rooftop pool), 1976

Time Out says

Discover Sydney's past in this exhibition of stunning archival photos

Recently, a lost archive of photos from the Sydney Morning Herald showed up in a bank vault in the US. Covering the 1950s through to the '80s, the photos reveal a vibrant city constantly evolving and growing.

That's why the Northern Beaches Council recently purchased 3,500 photos from the archive, shot on the Northern Beaches or related to the Northern Beaches. The team at Manly Art Gallery and Museum have picked 80 key images from that period that show our city's culture, environment and community. There are photos of the former New Surfside Hotel overlooking Dee Why Lagoon, shots of queues at the hydrofoil booth on Manly Wharf, and a glimpse of the Modernist homes of Palm Beach.

The free exhibition is at Manly Art Gallery and Museum from October 25 to December 1.


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