History of Sydney | Lane Cove and surrounds

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RESOURCE : FAMILY LIFE ON THE GOLDFIELDS NSW Settlers, Hill End. NSW c 1872

Early settlers of the Goldfields in Australia, standing outside their home. website dedicated to keast burke.

Bathing machines at Coogee beach

Coogee Beach in the late the right one can see bathing boxes which were hired by bathers and pulled by horses to the water's edge.The cages were lowered into the water for shark protection.

Coogee Beach. Mixed-sex bathing was not allowed on New South Wales beaches until about 1910. Before then women were forced to negotiate port...

Mixed-sex bathing was not allowed on New South Wales beaches until about Before then women were forced to negotiate portable bathing machines simply to enjoy a swim.

View of the public picnic ground on the river bank at Audley, Royal National Park (NSW) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

View of the public picnic ground on the river bank at Audley, Royal National Park (NSW) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Burns Bay Rd in Lane Cove,Sydney with Longueville Rd in the distance in the 1930s.Photo  from State Library of NSW.A♥W

Burns Bay Rd in Lane Cove,Sydney with Longueville Rd in the distance in the from State Library of NSW.

Earlwood's Past - picnic crowds beside the Cooks River

Earlwood's Past

Picnic crowds beside the Cooks River - note the steps leading up to Bayview Ave

Greenwich Pier/Wharf , Sydney, Australia. 1880's. v@e.

Greenwich Wharf in the Lower North Shore of Sydney (year unknown).

https://flic.kr/p/boA4DU |  View of picnic ground at Fuller's Bridge, Lane Cove National Park (NSW) Dated: October 1943 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions.  v@e.

https://flic.kr/p/boA4DU | View of picnic ground at Fuller's Bridge, Lane Cove National Park (NSW) Dated: October 1943 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions. v@e.

Sydney map

Sydney and Suburbs, Note the "Govt Sewage Farm" on the shores of Botany Bay.

Watsons Bay Pier.

Picture taken from "A Nation in the Making: Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era" by Alasdair McGregor. Published by Australian Geographic, November 2011

Frank Leighton almost goes in the "drink" on a launch picnic for performers, Sydney, 4 April 1937- a good picnic was had by all!

Frank Leighton almost goes in the "drink" on a launch picnic for performers, Sydney, 4 April 1937- a good picnic was had by all!

Padstow Picnic Point East-Hills-Park-1920s

Padstow Picnic Point East-Hills-Park-1920s

Interstate Railway Ambulance Corp competition at Lane Cove National Park.  Dated: 25/10/1956. Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000129. Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

Interstate Railway Ambulance Corp competition at Lane Cove National Park. Dated: Digital ID: Rights: www.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

1949 article in the SMH about the picnic grounds of Sydney- and the ferries that serviced them

1949 article in the SMH about the picnic grounds of Sydney- and the ferries that serviced them

Interstate Railway Ambulance Corp competition at Lane Cove National Park. Dated: 25/10/1956.  Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000126.  Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

Interstate Railway Ambulance Corp competition at Lane Cove National Park. Dated: Digital ID: Rights: www.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

Judy's Arm an 1880s picnic ground on the land Cove River. It occupied land on the northernmost bend of the river below Hinkler & Avian Crescents.

Judy's Arm an picnic ground on the land Cove River. It occupied land on the northernmost bend of the river below Hinkler & Avian Crescents.

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